Nephila pilipes
(Giant Golden Orb-weaver)

Picture ID 60566

Picture of Nephila pilipes (Giant Golden Orb-weaver) - Dorsal,Webs,Prey

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The spider was photographed in Kerala India.

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ItsyBitsy

Yes, that looks right. I think Nephila kuhlii is the next closest possibility, but this looks like pilipes.

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