Nephila - care to take a guess?

The Snark

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One beautiful spider!
N. Thailand. A medium large Neph in her web. Body about 1 1/4 inch long, 5 to 6 inch leg span. In general shape quite similar to Clevata. She is completely coal black except for a tiny white stripe across the back of her head. Her legs appear black but with the light behind her they are actually translucent red.
Any idea on an ID?

Sorry, no picture yet. She's very dark, of course, in deep shade, and about 9 feet off the ground so I can't get decent a picture of her.
 

Jaymz Bedell

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without a pic you're not gonna get much help. and by that i mean, please please please post a pic! I have a bit of a thing for Nephila.
 

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I'm seriously working on a pic. Besides the dark and low contrast I've got to stand in several any trails to get the darned shot! And then, I wanted to hold up something light colored behind her, the orb web, but she's got a pseudo cobweb mess there, and right behind that is an argiope I don't want to disturb. What a pain in the tookus!
 

EXOPET

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Nephila kuhli, leg colours vary from yellowish through to red and can be light or very dark
 

The Snark

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Looks like you got it, Exopet. Thanks!
I finally got the pic.


If you ever want to see something amazing, watch a nephila extract leaves from it's web. The precision and delicacy is astounding.
 
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