Class-Arachnida-Araneae-Araneidae-Trichonephila clavipes-Golden Silk Orbweaver FEMALE (C)

Trichonephila clavipes

Harmonic Woods (University of Florida campus)
Gainesville, Alachua County, Florida
Coordinates: 29.647024, -82.358782
July 22, 2016
This species was abundant and reached an impressive size with large and strong webs. There were so many spiders that I had to use a stick to break the webs ahead of me to walk through the vegetation. Regardless, I was thrilled to find such a beautiful beast.
Determined by Salvador Vitanza
Confirmed by Chad Heins
Although this specimen was photographed in Florida, the species range includes Texas

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