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The silk spider Nephila clavipes is commonly known as the 'hurricane' spider for its ability to predict bad weather. It will spin its web close to the ground, in trees or shrubs, when bad weather is coming. When conditions are good its web can be seen in the higher branches of trees or shrubs.

The larger dominant female builds a strong web of silk. The smaller male lives on the outskirts of the web to avoid being eaten by the female.

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