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A bird eating spider sometimes known as Nephila pilipes. This specimen was found on the island in the Conservation Area and is sometimes seen as far south as Coffs Harbour. Primarily a tropical spider but occasionally found in rainforests of southern Queensland. Image taken of a large female spider  with a leg span of 15cm. These spiders are not aggressive and  non-venomous. A new species for the Conservation Area.

I.D. courtesy of Martyn Robinson. Naturalist. Australian Museum.

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