A female Golden Silk Spider and her smaller mate - September 2005 Hillsborough County, FL
Golden Silk Spider in Ecuador, December 2004
Golden Silk Spider
A different angle
The much smaller male. Little Gator Creek Reserve, Polk County Florida. September 3, 2006
A large female
Next to a flip-flop (size Men's 11) for scale
Very large female, with friend, in my woodland garden, mid-summer.
Lady and suitors.
This one bit me on the neck. Not very bad pain. Moved her to new location.
I found this in Sneads Ferry, NC on a very large web in some trees/underbrush, up high. 3.5-4" w/ legs
Charo... My first banana spider. The zigzag appeared couple days after I spotted her. Is that usual??
Discovered by accident, when trying to brush away what turned out to be a very STRONG webline that didn't snap. Imagine finding this HUGE spider overhead!
Topside of Female, found in the woods close to Sour Lake, Texas. These can be found throughout the woods.
Female - Underside of Spider as she's eating her lunch. She's about 2 1/2" long.
Golden silk spider expecting to snare resident deer (that web is approaching eight feet in diameter), 12/03/07, St. Cloud FL
Golden Silk Spider and Mate (http://www.shadygrovetrainingcenter.com/Wildlife/images/Fauna/banana_spider_with_mate_003_sm.jpg)
This was a large web with 4 males along with the female. (Moss Point, MS)
Large web 1 female & 4 males, house on waterfront in Moss Point, MS.
Found in the swamps of Sumter SC
Common Banana Spider found abundantly in the swamps and palmetto woods of Louisiana. ŠAl Gallia 2009
Golden Orb Spider
Golden Orb Weaver
Charlotte showed up on our porch, scared us, but we left her alone. Her mate came and disappeared (she ate him?) and as you can see she is pregnant.
Charlotte before she got pregnant.
My post still shows me in La Porte, but am in New Caney, TX. Here she is. kscha
Took this picture of in litchfield beach, South Carolina in small lookout tower..8/10. I think it is a Golden silk Orbweaver from doing some research.
Female "Golden Silk Orbweaver", photo taken at Merritt Island Nat'l Wildlife Refuge
Manzanilla, Jalisco, Mexico
July 2012 - She is much bigger now!