Nephila pilipes
(Giant Golden Orb-weaver)

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Picture of Nephila pilipes (Giant Golden Orb-weaver) - Female - Ventral,Webs

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found in Taipei Taiwan. looks kind of like the north american writing spider however touching with a leaf it is aggresive and bite the leaf

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Hi. I can only see one of the Nephila gold silk spiders in this, They are generally quite docile, for their poor eyesight, they could mistake poking a leaf at it (even a finger) for prey.
Nephila pilipes is a very common species to find throughout Asia, Perhaps compare to those.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nephila_pilipes
I chase our north American Nephila to the side of their web,once in the foliage,sort of pick them up like a preying mantis:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rhe12vcVRtA

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