Arachnids of North Carolina
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Trichonephila clavipes (Linnaeus, 1767) - Golden Silk orbweaver



Male

Immature
Taxonomy
Order: ARANEAEInfraorder: AraneomorphaeSubfamily: NephilinaeFamily: AraneidaeSynonym: Nephila clavipes                                                                                 
Identification
Online Description/Photos: BugGuide, Google Images, iNaturalist, Wikipedia
Distribution in North Carolina
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Adult phenology:
 High Mountains (HM) ≥ 4,000 ft.
 Low Mountains (LM) < 4,000 ft.
 Piedmont (Pd)
 Coastal Plain (CP)

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Photo Gallery for Trichonephila clavipes - Golden Silk orbweaver

Recorded by: R. Newman
Carteret Co.
Comment: FOMA - Common on trail
Recorded by: Stephen Brey
New Hanover Co.
Comment: She reminds me of a Skulltula (From the Legend of Zelda).
Recorded by: Stephen Brey
New Hanover Co.
Comment: She reminds me of a Skulltula (From the Legend of Zelda).
Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
New Hanover Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
New Hanover Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
New Hanover Co.
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Recorded by: R. Glenney
Moore Co.
Comment: WEWO - Just west of Lighter Stump trail, in opening with a dead log below. Large web built between the two nearest trees and the log.
Recorded by: R. Newman
Carteret Co.
Comment: FOMA
Recorded by: Newman, Randy
Carteret Co.
Comment: FOMA - Two female and one male observed along fort service road behind moat pump.
Recorded by: Newman, Randy
Carteret Co.
Comment: FOMA - Two female and one male observed along fort service road behind moat pump.
Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Brunswick Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: Newman,Randy
Carteret Co.
Comment: THRO - On Roosevelt Trail
Recorded by: Newman,Randy
Carteret Co.
Comment: THRO - On Roosevelt Trail
Recorded by: Newman, Randy
Carteret Co.
Comment: THRO - Large specimen in web on Roosevelt Trail.
Recorded by: L. Garner
Bladen Co.
Comment: SILA - female found across SE boundary line next to Hwy 53 E @ -78.445473, 34.581426
Recorded by: L. Garner
Bladen Co.
Comment: SILA - female found across SE boundary line next to Hwy 53 E @ -78.445473, 34.581426
Recorded by: Chris Helms, Jonathan Short, John Osbourne
Columbus Co.
Comment: LAWA - Female, noticable golden sheen on web.
Recorded by: Adam Walker
Columbus Co.
Comment: LAWA - Big Creek
Recorded by: S.Bland
Onslow Co.
Comment: HABE
Recorded by: C. Vanek
Onslow Co.
Comment: HABE
Recorded by: Dorothy E. Pugh and Karl D. Gottschalk
New Hanover Co.
Comment: CABE - These showed up near and across a path leading to the Fly Trap Trail, close to the parking lot.
Recorded by: K. Bischof
New Hanover Co.
Comment: CABE - Obs. along the tin transect behind the VC. 2 males, 1 female.
Recorded by: K. Bischof
New Hanover Co.
Comment: CABE - Obs. along the tin transect behind the VC. 2 males, 1 female.
Recorded by: Dorothy E. Pugh
Carteret Co.
Comment: THRO - On Nature Trail near the Aquarium
Recorded by: Steve Hall and Laura Robinson
Brunswick Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall and Bo Sullivan
New Hanover Co.
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