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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Species Trichonephila clavata - Joro Spider

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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 (Joro Spider)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Nephila clavata L. Koch, 1878
Range
native to E Asia, recently recorded from Georgia
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)