Nephila clavipes

Nephila clavipes, Golden Orb-web Spider or Banana Spider
November 3, 2017 at Rancho Primavera, El Tuito, Jalisco, Mexico
This is the only Golden Orb-web Spider native to the Americas.
This is a female spider, the males are much smaller.  A silk thread
of this spider, used to anchor the web, as a tensile strength eight
times that of steel.

© Robert Barnes 2017-2018