In addition to the caterpillars and insects, spiders are also common summer residents in Hong Kong. The most amazing spider to me is the giant Golden Orb-web Spider which is famous for its ability to weave huge webs.
Its name refers to the colour of the spider silk, not the colour of the spider itself.
The yellow threads of their web shine like gold in sunlight.
The contrast of black and yellow colours of the body is to warn and repel potential predators.
The Golden Orb-web Spiders eat a variety of preys from small beetles, bees,
to cicadas and even small birds.
In spite of its size and scary appearance, the venom of the Golden Orb-web Spider is not lethal to humans, though the bite may cause local pain that normally disappears within 24 hours.