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Spider Photos - Golden Silk Orbweaver (2006)

Here's some photos of  Golden Orb Weavers.  In the US they call this nephila species Golden Silk Weavers and call the Black and Yellow Argiope a golden orb weaver, which is  a bit confusing. In Australia they are called just Golden Orb Weavers. Golden silk orb weavers were  moved from the Araneidae family (orbweavers) into the Tetragnathidae (longjawed orbweavers) a few years ago. Nephila clavipes is the only species in the Nephila genus that exists in the US. Information on this spider can be found here: http://creatures.ifas.ufl.edu/misc/golden_silk_spider.htm. They are not dangerous to humans, their bite being less painful than a bee sting, but are a great nuisance to people walking in the bush with their strong yellow sticky webs. The webs are made in open woods or edges of dense forest, usually attached to trees and low shrubs, although they may be in the tops of trees or between the wires of phone or electricity lines. Their prey consists of a wide variety of small to medium-sized flying insects, including flies, bees, wasps, and small moths and butterflies. Please select a section.
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