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.
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.