Subject: Huge spider
Location: Mexico, Guerrerero State
December 2, 2015 2:01 pm
This guy is 4 inches across. Several of them in my friend’s garden making webs 10 feet across.
Signature: JR

Golden Silk Spider

Golden Silk Spider

Dear JR,
The Golden Silk Spider or Banana Spider,
Nephila clavipes, is not an aggressive spider, nor is it dangerous, but it is capable of biting a human if provoked.  This spider is known to have extremely strong webs spun with golden silk.  Your individual is a female.  The males are considerably smaller than the females and they can often be found living in the web with the female.

Location: Guerrerero, Mexico

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