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Genus Nephila

juvenile with shed exoskeleton - Nephila clavipes Nephila food - Nephila clavipes Huge Spiders at Fort Macon!!!!!!!! - Nephila clavipes Golden Silk Orbweavers - Nephila clavipes - male - female Beautiful Female Banana Spider - Nephila clavipes - female Golden Silk Orbweaver - Nephila clavipes - female ? - Nephila clavipes Golden Silk Orbweaver Ecdysis - Nephila clavipes - female
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 Nephila
Two species in our range:
N. clavipes (Golden Silk Orbweaver)
N. clavata (Joro Spider)
N. clavipes - Predominantly southeastern US. Florida, Gulf States, north to North Carolina, south to Central and South America as far as Argentina.
N. clavata - northeast GA(1)
Works Cited
1.Nephila clavata L Koch, the Joro Spider of East Asia, newly recorded from North America (Araneae: Nephilidae)
E. Richard Hoebeke​, Wesley Huffmaster, Byron J. Freeman. 2015. PeerJ.