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Golden-Silk Spider (Nephila clavipes)

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Golden-silk spiders build orb-shaped webs that can be up to 3 feet in diameter. Some people call these spiders banana spiders because of their yellow bodies.

Golden-silk spiders are commonly seen in shaded woodlands and swamps of the southeastern United States. They mostly eat flying insects caught in its web.

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Last updated: 15 January, 2013 @ 12:44 PM (KP)