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Genus Trichonephila - Golden Orb-weavers

Unknown in Louisiana - Trichonephila clavipes Female with prey - Trichonephila clavipes Unknown Spider - Trichonephila clavipes - male - female Spider - Trichonephila clavipes Golden Silk Orb Weavers - Trichonephila clavipes - female Golden Silk Orbweaver - Nephila clavipes with Reddish Wasp - Trichonephila clavipes - female Golden Silk Orbweaver? - Trichonephila clavipes - female Joro Spider (Nephila clavata) - Trichonephila clavata - 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 Trichonephila (Golden Orb-weavers)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Species in our range moved to new genus Trichonephila from Nephila via "Kuntner et al., 2019".(1)
Explanation of Names
Dahl, 1911
Two species in our range:
T. clavipes (Golden Silk Orbweaver)
T. clavata (Joro Spider)
T. clavipes - Predominantly southeastern US. Florida, Gulf States, north to North Carolina, south to Central and South America as far as Argentina.
T. clavata - northeast GA(2)
Works Cited
1.Golden orbweavers ignore biological rules: phylogenomic and comparative analyses unravel a complex evolution of sexual size dimo
Kuntner, M., Hamilton, C. A., Cheng, R.-C., Gregorič, M., Lupse, N., Lokovsek, T., Lemmon, E. M., Lemmon, A. R., Agnarsson, I.,. 2019. Systematic Biology 68(4): 555-572.
2.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.