Golden Silk Spider from Mozambique

Spider of Mozambique
Wed, Feb 4, 2009 at 9:01 AM
Hey, I don’t normally ask for help becuase I’m britty good at identifying bugs myself(not to brag) but this species turned out to be a tough one, even if you can give me a family it belongs to, better yet, a genus, I would be grateful.
Here’s a web site were the picture is and it shows exact coordinates were the picture was taken.
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Big_spider_in_ Mozambique.JPG
Nicholas
Mozambique

Golden Silk Spider
Golden Silk Spider

Hi Nicholas,
This is some species of Golden Silk Spider in the genus Nephila. We haven’t the time to identify the species as we must rush to work to give our students their final examination today. Golden Silk Spiders have extremely strong webs and can catch small birds.

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