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Australian golden orb-weaving spider

Nephila edulis


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

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1 Comment

JordiPrats 8 months ago

I see... I enjoyed so much all the visits I made to Australia, you have there an amazing biodiversity

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 8 months ago

She's a lovely big gird. Great spotting, and awesome pics. I had hundreds of these in my yard a few years back. Just as well I'm not arachnophobic, otherwise hanging the washing would have been a life and death struggle.

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Western Australia, Australia

Lat: -31.72, Long: 116.11

Spotted on Apr 1, 2019
Submitted on Jun 8, 2019

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