Golden Silk Spider
Pest Solutions of Tampa Bay
The golden silk spider is found throughout Florida and the southeastern Unites States. The female is distinctively colored, and is among the largest orb-weaving spiders in the country. the female is 25 mm to 40 mm ling and has conspicuous hair tufts on her long legs. Males are about 4 mm to 6 mm ling, dark-brown, and are often found in the webs of females. These spiders feed primarily on flying insects, which they catch in webs that may be greater than a meter in diameter. They are most commonly found in forests, along trails and at clearing edges.