Golden Orb Weaver
Hope you like this Golden Orb Weaver female from Queensland Australia.
Gold Coast, Queensland. April 29 2007
Hi again Trevor,
The common name, Golden Orb Weaver, will probably get us in trouble as a very different spider has that common name stateside. Your spider is in the genus Nephila, though, since Australia has several representatives from the genus, we are not sure of the species. It is possibly Nephila edulis.
Indeed you are correct with your ID of the genus of the Australian Golden Orb Weaver. A bunch of information is available here http://www.usq.edu.au/spider/find/spiders/116.htm Thanks again for your great site.
Trevor Jinks Queenslanmd Ausrtralia