Trichonephila edulis
(Australian Golden Orb-weaver)

Picture ID 10431

Picture of Trichonephila edulis (Australian Golden Orb-weaver) - Dorsal,Webs,Prey

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We found this spider this morning at school under a verandah roof, wrapping a praying mantis for breakfast. None of us have ever seen anything like it...its body os a beautiful silver colour

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ItsyBitsy

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. 🙂 This looks like an Australian Golden Orb-weaver, Nephila edulis.

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