Banana Spider (Golden Silk Spider)

 

The Banana Spider is also called Golden Silk Spider - Nephila clavipes. It is not related to the very venomous Wandering Spiders from South America which are also referred to as the Banana Spider.

These spider are often abundant in the summer months though the spider population seem vary every year. The females are much larger than the males and are usually the one noticed. Although it is one of the largest web weaving spiders of North America, the Banana Spider is only mildly venomous.

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