Subject: Sumatra Spider
Location: Sumatra, indonesia
March 22, 2016 6:53 am
Saw this spider in Sumatra, any chance anybody can identify it.
This Golden Silk Spider is absolutely gorgeous. She is a member of the diverse genus Nephila that is characterized by having very strong, golden silk that can be woven into a resilient garment. We will attempt to identify her species at a later time.
Update: Your spider might be Nephila pilipes. According to iGoTerra, the species is also called a Giant Wood Spider.