Huge but harmless, this lovely lady is about four inches across. A male of the species is only about 1/4 her size.
These spiders are commonly called “banana spiders” not so much because they are yellow, but because they are often found among bunches of bananas during harvesting.
I originally found this species described as Nephila clavipes, but apparently the nomenclature has changed and it’s now Trichonephila clavipes. More updates as events warrant 😛