Trichonephila clavipes
(Golden Silk Orb-weaver)

Picture ID 54326

Picture of Trichonephila clavipes (Golden Silk Orb-weaver) - Male,Female - Lateral,Ventral,Prey

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Golden Silk Orb Weaver, female eating leaf hopper with male looking on for scraps

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BugmanDan

Hi, you have a gold silk orb weaver,Nephila clavipes. the smaller spider is the male.
Harmless in spite of size, nice find.
They are on my favorite spider list.

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