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golden silk orb-web spider

Nephila clavipes

Description:

Colorful, large female orb weaver approximately 2 inches in size. Her web is quite large, with a small males nearby.

Habitat:

Woods, forest and swamp.

Notes:

I saw several of these spiders at Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park in Tallahassee, Florida.

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albear1960
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albear1960

Tallahassee, Florida, USA

Spotted on Aug 2, 2013
Submitted on Aug 6, 2013

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