A golden orb weaver is normally thought of as Nephila clavipes, but the spider 
picture (a ventral view) that Ann posted looks more like a species of Argiope, 
probably A. trifasciata. It is known as the banded Argiope. There would be a 
brush on the distal tibiae of legs I, II, IV in Nephila clavipes and these are 
absent in the pictures supplied. There are also remnants of a stabilimentum in 
the picture and that is found in Argiope orb webs.

Louis N. Sorkin, B.C.E. | Entomologist, Arachnologist, Myriapodologist
Entomophagy Research
Division of Invertebrate Zoology | American Museum of Natural History
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From: pestlist-ow...@museumpests.net [pestlist-ow...@museumpests.net] on behalf 
of Thomas Parker [bugma...@aol.com]
Sent: Saturday, August 06, 2016 9:27 PM
To: pestlist@museumpests.net
Subject: Re: [pestlist] Another spider

It's called the Golden Orb Weaver spider. Beautiful!

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