September 20, 2010 12:03 pm
hi, i found this spider in my house, Valle de Angeles, Honduras
Signature: Carlos Cesar Quan Carrasco
We do not receive many requests from Honduras. Your spider is Nephila clavipes, the Golden Silk Spider or Banana Spider. The female, represented in your photo, is about 50X the size of the diminutive male. The silk in the web of a Golden Silk Spider is very strong and gold in color, and small birds are known to become ensnared in the webs. The spider in your photo has not yet reached full size.