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Perhaps it is not a thought that crosses the minds of the average male, but spiders have more to consider than most other creatures when it comes to choosing a mate.
Researchers from the United States and Slovenia have discovered a new, giant Nephila species (golden orb weaver spider) from Africa and Madagascar and have published their findings in the Oct 21 issue of the journal PLoS ONE.
Nephilengys borbonica is a species of spider native to Madagascar and nearby islands (the Mascarene Islands, Comoro Islands and the Seychelles). In Madagascar, this species is commonly found in houses and buildings. In RÃ©union, it can be found in cloud forests up to 4,900 feet. The species name borbonica refers to the island of RÃ©union, which was called Bourbon until 1848. The adult female grows to 0.6 to 0.95 inches long in Madagascar. The females from other neighboring islands...
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