This spider features an elongated black body and red legs, with females featuring prominent yellow markings on their abdomen.
Madagascar orb weaver facts
- Silk from these spiders was used to make a golden cloak displayed at the Victoria and Albert Museum in 2012.
- Female Madagascar orb weavers tend to be six times bigger than their male counterparts.
- They are one of the largest orb weaving spiders.
- Orb webs up to a metre across.
What do Madagascan orb weavers eat?
Feed mainly on flying insects.
Madagascan orb weaver lifespan
1-2 year lifespan