Golden Orb Spider (Nephila clavipes)
The golden orb spider or golden silk spider is one of the many
spiders in the orb weaver family. The orb weaver makes webs
sometimes reaching from 15-20 feet. The golden orb is the only
spider known to make its webs strong enough to be used for
various kinds of bags and fishnets. Although this spider does
not sting, the females are known to eat their mates after sex.