The Golden Silk Spider (Nephila clavipes) is a large non-trarantula spider often found in Florida citrus groves. It’s also called a Banana Spider. You see these often while going through the groves. We try not to disturb them as much as possible because they are beneficial as some of our harmful insect species are food sources for this spider.
citrus research. We’ve been in Florida for three generations. The idea behind this blog is to tell the Florida citrus story straight from the field in a visual way. I also have a web development firm. Be sure to also check out Panotracks, my professional photography portfolio. I also developed one of the most widely used citrus management field apps using artificial intelligence and handheld PDA devices. Some of the other websites I've designed or developed include Indian River Citrus League, Florida Department of Citrus, and Blue Goose Growers.