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Golden-Silk Spider (Nephila clavipes)
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.
U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, Center for Coastal Geology
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