Picture ID 132031

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

Is this trichonephila clavata?
I found it in idukki in a place called meenuliyanpara

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  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2020
  • Photographed: Nov 15, 2020
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Munnar, India
  • Spotted Outdoors: Forest
  • Found in web?: Yes
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Good suggestion, and very close, but I don’t think Trichonephila clavata has been found in India. Looks to be Nephila pilipes, the Golden Orb-web Spider.


Both are found in India. Here’s a link to the World Spider Catalog for Trichonephila clavata. The WSC is this site’s best source for basic geographic ranges outside of North America. It isn’t exhaustive in every place every spider could be found, but it does list every species and subspecies with basic ranges. Using it is a bit muddled, find the genus > genus catalog > species > ranges are on the grey horizontal bars. Bugguide is this site’s best source for ranges for North American spider species. Our moderator asked that we use their data instead of our own.


Thanks for the info. Regardless, N. pilipes seems like the right id to me – do you disagree?


I do agree with you, I should have said that.