Nephila pilipes
[Golden Web Spider, Giant Wood Spider]
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Female
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Male
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Classification: | Phylum: Arthropoda | Class: Arachnida | Order: Araneae | Family: Nephilidae | Genus: Nephila |

This spider was previously named Nephila maculata, which may be still the case in some old references. When viewed from its top, the pedipalps (pair of appendages on the head near its mouth) are red while they are light yellow when view from the bottom.

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A male spider found on the head region of a female spider.

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