Trichonephila clavipes
(Golden Silk Orb-weaver)

Picture ID 54151

Picture of Trichonephila clavipes (Golden Silk Orb-weaver) - Dorsal

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Large, about 6cm leg to leg. Costa Rican. Seven legs, five of them long and fuzzy halfway down. Legs are black with yellow. Body is mostly black with small white spots throughout.Large web over a meter in radius.

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ItsyBitsy

Hi, this looks like a Golden Silk Orb-weaver, Nephila clavipes.

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