Here's the largest arachnidi I ever did see :
The animal was ten centimeters or so long -- a matter you can verify by either comparing the sheet metal or the concrete pillar specs visible in the photo.
And here's the largest spider web I ever did see :
The main web is about a square meter (other spiders of the same kind live in parallel, smaller webs). The beast in the middle of it is not the same animal as headshot above, but lives about a quarter mile further downhillii.
Are you there yet ?———
- Not by any means the largest insect, chiefly because while talking a jungle walk a coupla days ago this penis-sized purple wasp with tiny, bright orange wings flew by to the terrified growns of teh company. It was, literally, penis size, and I don't just mean "normal" penis size, at that.
Unlike the Romanian variant, it wasn't made of iron and it had no blinkenlichten. [↩]
- The whole hill is infested with this species of spider, which I've not really seen anywhere else. I suspect the ready availability of waste water coupled with the extremely prey-attractive artificial lightning create quite the convenient niche for them. [↩]