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Golden Silk Orb-Weaver Spider

Nephila clavipes


Color varies from reddish to greenish yellow w/ distinct whiteness around the thorax and the beginning of the abdomen. They have striped legs, that are specialized for weaving.


This specimen was spotted in a County Preserve along a boardwalk beneath a canopy of oak and pine trees.

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Tarpon Springs, Florida, USA

Spotted on Sep 14, 2008
Submitted on Mar 23, 2013

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