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Old Sep 6, 2008, 9:47 PM   #1
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Old Sep 7, 2008, 3:55 AM   #2
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Amazing looking spider, looks huge, well done.
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Old Sep 7, 2008, 7:37 AM   #3
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I'm not sure what kind of spider it is, but you're right...it's the biggest spider I've ever run across.
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Hey Pearcy, great shot.
Hmmm… I thought that might be the top side of this one but, I'm not too sure after looking at them side by side…
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bpearcy10 wrote:
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I'm not sure what ki0nd of spider it is, but you're right...it's the biggest spider I've ever run across.
It is one of the Long-jawed Orbweavers, called the Golden Silk Orbweaver or Banana Spider (Nephila clavipes) - very common in Florida. Their large webs always seem to be at or just above head height -- at least they are easy to see, provided your eyes are not on the ground watching for snakes (been there, done that)! :roll:

GW's garden spider is also an orbweaver (I don't know which one), but of a different family.
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