Golden batik

Nephila antipodiana, also known as the Batik Golden Web Spider, is a species of golden orb-web spider discovered in 1841 by Charles Athanase Walckenaer. The species is found throughout Australia, China, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Thailand. The spider’s silk contains a pyrrolidine alkaloid which serves as a chemical repellant to keep ants away from the spider’s web.

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