Nephila pilipes
(Giant Golden Orb-weaver)

Featured spider picture The spider species Nephila pilipes, commonly known as Giant Golden Orb-weaver, belongs to the genus Nephila, in the family Araneidae. Nephila pilipes spiders have been sighted 14 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Nephila pilipes includes 11 countries and 0 states in the United States. Nephila pilipes is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of January.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

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

Common Name (AASMore information icon)

Giant Golden Orb-weaver

Other Common Names

Giant Golden Orb-weaver, Northern Golden Orb-weaver, Large Woodland Spider

Author

(Fabricius, 1793)

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Sightings Overview

There have been 14 confirmed sightings of Nephila pilipes (Giant Golden Orb-weaver), with the most recent sighting submitted on February 26, 2019 by Spider ID member grzlus. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 14 sightings because of certain Nephila pilipes sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 79% of the time, Nephila pilipes spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 14)
  • Sex: 5 female and 0 male.
  • Environment: Nephila pilipes has been sighted 23 times outdoors, and 1 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (2). Low foliage (7). High foliage (8). Freshwater river, lake, stream (1). Forest (5).

Location and Range

Nephila pilipes (Giant Golden Orb-weaver) has been sighted in the following countries: Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam.

Seasonality

Nephila pilipes has been primarily sighted during the month of January.

  • January: 5
  • February: 2
  • March: 3
  • April: 1
  • May: 2
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  • November:
  • December: 1

Additional Remarks

Type species.


Featured Pictures

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  • Submitted Calendar iconJan 13, 2019
  • Photographed Picture iconDec 26, 2018
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  • Sex icon
    Female
  • Location iconKhao lak, Thailand
  • Comment icon2 Comments
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