According to Wikipedia “Spiders are found worldwide on every continent except for Antarctica, and have become established in nearly every habitat with the exception of air and sea colonization.”. They aren’t kidding! The above spider (a Golden Orb species, I think) was found on the beach on Magaruque Island in the Bazaruto Archipelago (off the Mozambique coast). Magaruque Island is tiny (its area is less than 2 km²) and lies some 9.9 km east of the Mozambican mainland. How did these spiders get here? Possibly they came over with the building materials brought to construct the reed huts or shelters on the island?
Read the Mozambique 2011 Series:
- This is how it starts . . .
- Why I didn’t go along
- Daily life in Mozambique – hardship and happiness
- Arts and crafts in Mozambique
- Top Chef Mozambique 2011
- Chicken run to Pomene