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Golden Orb-web Spider

Nephila clavipes

Description:

Slightly oblong shaped spider, dark, brownish/green in color, with yellow band markings on its legs.

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 11 years ago
Golden Orb-web Spider
Nephila clavipes Nephila clavipes


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3 Comments

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 11 years ago

Thanks for confirming that. :-) We don't have this species in my state, but if I go a little bit to the south, they can be found in Texas. With these and also our Argiope species, I like to find a female and then scan her web for the presence of a tiny male. It's a lot of fun to show non-spider folks the amazing size difference between the sexes.

bayucca
bayucca 11 years ago

You are right, Aaron. Nephila clavipes is the only native neotropical Nephila spider around. It is the very large female.

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 11 years ago

Another great spider spotting! :-) This looks to be a female in the genus Nephila. As I understand it, Nephila clavipes is the only species in this hemisphere. Hopefully someone will come along and shed some light on it. I've moved your wonderful spider to the Arthropods category.

sin007sin
Spotted by
sin007sin

San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago

Spotted on Jul 4, 2012
Submitted on Jan 4, 2013

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