Golden Silk Spider

a close up of a spider

About the Golden Silk Spider

Fully grown, these spiders can reach an overall measurement of 5 inches. The Golden Silk Spider has yellow, black, and red banded legs, with a body that is white with black markings, and an abdomen that is brownish red with yellow spots in rows. These spiders build large webs, typically high off the ground, at the edge of a forest or grouping of trees or shrubs.