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?