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Dark-brown carapace (the “head”), grey abdomen, and banded legs. Males are very small, and are often difficult to locate in the web of the female.
Spotted at Perth area during a day walk. They occur all over Australia, building large webs with yellow silk which shine like gold in sunlight.
Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Subphylum: Chelicerata Class: Arachnida Order: Araneae Infraorder: Araneomorphae Family: Araneidae Genus: Nephila Species: N. edulis