Nephila fenestrata
(Hairy Golden Orb-weaver)

Featured spider picture The spider species Nephila fenestrata, commonly known as Hairy Golden Orb-weaver, belongs to the genus Nephila, in the family Araneidae. Nephila fenestrata spiders have been sighted 8 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Nephila fenestrata includes 2 countries and 0 states in the United States. Nephila fenestrata is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of March.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

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

Other Common Names

Hairy Golden Orb-weaver, Black-legged Nephila

Author

Thorell, 1859

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Sightings Overview

There have been 8 confirmed sightings of Nephila fenestrata (Hairy Golden Orb-weaver), with the most recent sighting submitted on April 21, 2019 by Spider ID member carolynfrickie. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 8 sightings because of certain Nephila fenestrata sightings reporting incomplete data.

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

Location and Range

Nephila fenestrata (Hairy Golden Orb-weaver) has been sighted in the following countries: South Africa, Zambia.

Seasonality

Nephila fenestrata has been primarily sighted during the month of March.

  • January:
  • February:
  • March: 5
  • April: 2
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  • November:
  • December: 1

Featured Pictures

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Picture of Nephila fenestrata (Hairy Golden Orb-weaver) - Female - Ventral,Webs Enlarge Picture
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