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Golden Silk Orbweaver (Nephila clavipes) | by Paul Hueber
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Golden Silk Orbweaver (Nephila clavipes)

aka Banana Spider, Golden Orb Weaver, Golden Orb-Weaving Spider, Calico Spider, Golden Silk Spider, Big MoFo

 

These large spiders are common in many wooded areas here in Florida during summer and fall. The females are about 2" in body length and 4" to 5" from leg tip to leg tip. Their golden colored webs are several feet in diameter. Arachnid.

 

Lake Lotus Park, Altamonte Springs, Seminole County, Florida, USA

 

Canon Rebel XSi and Canon 75-300.

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Taken on November 1, 2009