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The golden silk orb-weavers (Nephila) are a genus of araneomorph spiders noted for the impressive webs they weave. Nephila consists of numerous species found in warmer regions around the world. They are also commonly called golden orb-weavers, giant wood spiders, or banana spiders.


Nephila clavipes is the only species of golden orb-web spider indigenous to continental North and South America. In the United States it is commonly known as the "banana spider". Contents. [hide]. 1 Physical attributes; 2 Etymology; 3 Distribution and transport; 4 Significance to humans; 5 References. 5.1 Sources.


In Florida and other southeastern states, the golden silk spider, Nephila clavipes (Linnaeus), a large orange and brown spider with the feathery tufts on its legs is well know to most native southerners. It is particularly despised by hikers and hunters, as during late summer and fall the large golden webs of this species make a ...


The spider (pictured below) is well known to people from Florida and other southern parts of North America. Recently a 6 inch long (15 cm) golden silk spider was found on the front porch of a house in Ohio. The owners of the house had been on vacation in South Carolina, which explains why the golden silk spider was ...


The Golden Silk Spider is also known as the Giant Wood Spider. They create silk coloring that is gold which is very different from other types of Spiders.


The golden silk spider (also called banana spider, golden orb weaver) is so named not for the color of its body but for the color of its web. The female is orange and brown and, at three inches long, up to six times the size of the male. The legs have hairy tufts. The males are brown and one-half inch long and are generally not ...


These spiders are easy to identify by the conspicuous tufts of "hair" on their legs. The silk in these spiders' webs is the strongest natural fiber known. In the South Pacific, fishermen have been known to combine several webs spun by cousins of the golden silk spiders for use as fishing nets! Golden silk spider. Photo by ...


Jan 15, 2013 ... SOFIA Kid's Page - Critters - information about the golden-silk spider.


GOLDEN SILK SPIDER Below we have earlier notes on this species. This week, rather early in the season for them, I got some better pictures. Below is a view of the mostly white and golden top: Golden Silk Spider, NEPHILA CLAVIPES, top view. A bottom view showing a distinctive yellowish marking is below: Golden Silk ...