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Golden orb-web spider

Nephila pilipes


. Females are large and grow to a body size of 30-50mm, with males growing to 5–6 mm. The Nephila pilipes' web is vertical with a fine irregular mesh and not symmetrical, with the hub is usually nearer the top. Rather than egg sacks being hung in the web, a pit is dug which is then covered with plant debris or soil. The first, second and fourth pairs of legs of juvenile females have dense hairy brushes, but as the spider matures these brushes disappear.


It can be found in Japan, China, Vietnam, Taiwan, Singapore, Myanmar, Thailand, Philippines, Sri Lanka, India, Papua New Guinea, and Northern Australia. It is commonly found in primary and secondary forests and gardens.

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Me too, there are some nice ones out there ;).

Christiane 9 years ago

I love spiders...

Singapore, Singapore

Spotted on Apr 17, 2011
Submitted on Aug 19, 2011

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