Nephilengys malabarensis
(Asian Hermit Spider)

Featured spider picture The spider species Nephilengys malabarensis, commonly known as Asian Hermit Spider, belongs to the genus Nephilengys, in the family Araneidae. Nephilengys malabarensis spiders have been sighted 3 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Nephilengys malabarensis includes 3 countries and 0 states in the United States. Nephilengys malabarensis 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: Nephilengys
  • Species: Nephilengys malabarensis

Other Common Names

Asian Hermit Spider


(Walckenaer, 1841)

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Sightings Overview

There have been 3 confirmed sightings of Nephilengys malabarensis (Asian Hermit Spider), with the most recent sighting submitted on March 25, 2019 by Spider ID member zobali. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 3 sightings because of certain Nephilengys malabarensis sightings reporting incomplete data.

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

Location and Range

Nephilengys malabarensis (Asian Hermit Spider) has been sighted in the following countries: Cambodia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka.


Nephilengys malabarensis has been primarily sighted during the month of March.

  • January:
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  • March: 2
  • April:
  • May: 1
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Additional Remarks

Type species.

Featured Pictures

Picture of Nephilengys malabarensis (Asian Hermit Spider) - Ventral Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Nephilengys malabarensis (Asian Hermit Spider) - Female - Lateral,Webs Enlarge Picture
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