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Species Trichonephila clavata - Jorō Spider

Joro Spider (Nephila clavata) - Trichonephila clavata - female Woodland spider - Trichonephila clavata - female Joro Spiders - Trichonephila clavata - male - female Joro Spiders - Trichonephila clavata - male - female Likely Golden Silk Orbweaver Trichonephila clavipes - Trichonephila clavata - female Likely Golden Silk Orbweaver Trichonephila clavipes - Trichonephila clavata - female Joro Spider - Trichonephila clavata Male and female joro  - Trichonephila clavata - male - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynae)
Family Araneidae (Orb Weavers)
Genus Trichonephila (Golden Orb-weavers)
Species clavata (Jorō Spider)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Nephila clavata L. Koch, 1878
Range
native to E Asia; USA: Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Oklahoma
Remarks
earliest record in our area: Georgia, 2014
See Also
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)