Silk Spider from Zambia

Zambian spider
Hi Bugman,
While walking on a path overlooking Victoria Falls in Zambia I walked face first into this spider’s web. The web was very strong and an interesting yellow colour. After checking out some of the pictures on your site I am guessing that it is a banana spider. Do we have them over here? Please let me know what it was that almost made me jump over the edge of the falls.

Hi Mike,
Awesome images. The Banana Spider you saw on our site is Nephila clavipes, the Golden Silk Spider. Your spider definitely looks like a close relative in the same genus.

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