Comments & ID Thoughts
I am working in Oman and I was doing some field work in the south of the country and I came across large spiders building large webs between bushes.
body length ca 4-5 cm
body colour: black with a row of paired off white spots on its back and white trip to its thorax.
Legs: black tipped, orange upper parts.
Date: October 2018
I would like to know
1. what is the spider species/genus?
2. is it dangerous? (I am running a field trip to the area shortly)
3. is there an in country expert who I could contact?
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- Submitted: Dec 23, 2018
- Photographed: Oct 22, 2018
- Spider: Trichonephila sumptuosa (Sumptuous Golden Orb-weaver)
- Location: Mirbat, Oman
- Spotted Outdoors: Low foliage (shrubs, herbs, garden, excluding flowers)
- Found in web?: Yes
- Attributes: Dorsal, Webs