Collected by GOGA Bioblitz Youth Event team, verified by Crissy Field Center staff member Josh Gannis, leading the youth team.
spider, yellow stripes on back, making web
Legspan size of a hand!
On the bank of the river in a tree. The span of its legs was equal to the size of a hand.
The spider species Nephila senegalensis is commonly known as the banded-legged golden orb-web spider. The name comes from the fact that the joints of the spider are typically coloured a golden yellow. It is common in the savannas of South Africa. Males are much smaller than females. These spiders are diurnal and weave impressive webs.