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Australian Golden Orb Weaver

Nephila edulis

Description:

Nephila edulis is a species of large spider of the Araneidae family. It has a large body size variability - females can reach a body length of up to 40mm, males about 7 mm. This female approx' 30mm. The cephalothorax is black with a white pattern on the back, and a yellow underside; the abdomen is grey to brown with yellow markings.

Habitat:

Throughout temperate regions of Australia. Builds large yellow web strung between tree branches or onto electricity poles; the males tend to occupy the edge of the female's web.


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NSW, Australia

Lat: -32.95, Long: 151.74

Spotted on May 1, 2017
Submitted on Jul 2, 2017

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