Scientific name: Nephila inaurata madagascariensis
What it looks like: This species of spider features an elongated black body and red legs, with females featuring prominent yellow markings on their abdomen.
- Silk from these spiders was used to make a golden cloak displayed at the Victoria and Albert Museum in 2012.
- Female Madagascar orb weavers tend to be six times bigger than their male counterparts.
What they eat: Feed mainly on flying insects.
Where they live: Madagascar.
Web Style: Orb webs up to a metre across.