Can you tell me the species of the spider in the attached pic? It ‘s about 4-5 in. in diameter. The web was huge and intricate. It’s legs are purple and yellow striped. I took this picture in Savannah, Ga. I know that it is not a bug, but wonder if you can still help.
Nephila clavipes is also known as a Silk Spider because of the strength of its web, and Banana Spider because of the coloring of its body. Your spider is a female. Males are tiny, the females weighing about 100 times more.