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Species Nephila clavata - Joro Spider

Joro Spider (Nephila clavata) - Nephila clavata - female Joro Spider (Nephila clavata) - Nephila clavata - female Black & Yellow spider - Nephila clavata
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynes )
Family Araneidae (Orb Weavers)
Genus Nephila
Species clavata (Joro Spider)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Nephila clavata L. Koch, 1878
native to E Asia, recently recorded from Georgia
earliest record in our area: Georgia, 2014
See Also
the native Nephila clavipes
Print References
Hoebeke E.R., Huffmaster W., Freeman B.J. (2015) Nephila clavata L Koch, the Joro Spider of East Asia, newly recorded from North America (Araneae: Nephilidae). PeerJ 3: e763 (Full text)