Nephila clavata
(Joro spider)

Featured spider picture The spider species Nephila clavata, commonly known as Joro spider, belongs to the genus Nephila, in the family Araneidae. Nephila clavata spiders have been sighted 7 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Nephila clavata includes 1 countries and 1 states in the United States. Nephila clavata is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of October.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Arachnida
  • Order: Araneae
  • Suborder: Araneomorphae
  • Family: Araneidae
  • Genus: Nephila
  • Species: Nephila clavata

Other Common Names

Joro spider, Asian Fortune-teller Spider

Author

L. Koch, 1878

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Sightings Overview

There have been 7 confirmed sightings of Nephila clavata (Joro spider), with the most recent sighting submitted on October 20, 2018 by Spider ID member spiderdijon. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 7 sightings because of certain Nephila clavata sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 100% of the time, Nephila clavata spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 7)
  • Sex: 1 female and 0 male.
  • Environment: Nephila clavata has been sighted 8 times outdoors, and 0 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (3). Low foliage (2). High foliage (2). Forest (1).

Location and Range

Nephila clavata (Joro spider) has been sighted in the following countries: United States.

Nephila clavata has also been sighted in the following states: Georgia.

Seasonality

Nephila clavata has been primarily sighted during the month of October.

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  • September: 1
  • October: 6
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Featured Pictures

Picture of Nephila clavata (Joro spider) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Nephila clavata (Joro spider) - Ventral,Webs Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Nephila clavata (Joro spider) - Ventral,Webs Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Nephila clavata (Joro spider) - Lateral,Webs Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Nephila clavata (Joro spider) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Nephila clavata (Joro spider) - Ventral,Webs Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Nephila clavata (Joro spider) - Female - Lateral,Prey Enlarge Picture
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