Golden Silk Spider
July 26, 2009
I took this picture today and I was excited that it turned out so nicely. I wanted to share it with other bug enthusiasts.
He (or she) is hanging around in my back yard and is welcome to stay as long as he/she likes.
Sharon Pleasants
Monroe LA

Golden Silk Spider
Golden Silk Spider

Hi Sharon,
Thanks for sending us your photo of a female Golden Silk Spider, Nephila clavipes.  The female is about 100 times the size of the male who would probably go unnoticed except that a male or males are often found sharing the web of a female.  We also just posted a photo of a relative in the same genus from Indonesia.

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