This page has the large golden silk orbweavers spiders and their webs. These spiders grow to a body size of up to 2 inches and a total size including their legs of 6+ inches.
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From across the road I saw a spider in webbing between the wires.
The camera didn't pick it up in this image, but I zoomed closer in the next two photos.
The dark speck which is the spider is visible above the wire.
Zooming in closer the spider and its legs are visible.
A close view of the underside of a golden silk orbweaver. The threads of its web are a gold color.
Another golden silk orbweaver with her mate (that small spider) within her upper legs.
Some of the web threads are very yellow.
Here's the top side of golden silk orbweaver.
A side view of the golden silk orbweaver. The web is definitely yellow in this light.
This zoomed out view shows the immense size of the web. Those 'leaves' in the background are elephant ear plant leaves (very large).
Here's another female with a male above her on the web.
A zoomed out view of that same pair shows the golden color of the web.
All photos © S. M. Garver