Category Archives: Invertebrates

Picture of the Day: Watch out for the Palm spider, it doesn’t bite though

Spiders-web

Spider-on-hand

Here are photos of the Palm spider, Nephila inaurita a native of Seychelles taken at the wetland at Roche Caiman. I thought I would share them because I keep on walking into them. These large spiders are everywhere in Seychelles. We saw many on the hike on Mont Palmiste. The females sit at the centre of a large web built from heavy strands of silk. The spiders are harmless though, but if you have arachnophobia, you probably wouldn’t want to run into one or hold one as Terence did.