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Nephilengys papuana
(Papuan Hermit Spider)

Featured spider picture The spider species Nephilengys papuana, commonly known as Papuan Hermit Spider, belongs to the genus Nephilengys, in the family Araneidae. Nephilengys papuana spiders have been sighted 1 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Nephilengys papuana includes 1 countries and 0 states in the United States. Nephilengys papuana is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of February.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

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

Other Common Names

Papuan Hermit Spider


Thorell, 1881

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Sightings Overview

There have been 1 confirmed sightings of Nephilengys papuana (Papuan Hermit Spider), with the most recent sighting submitted on February 27, 2018 by Spider ID member curt. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 1 sightings because of certain Nephilengys papuana sightings reporting incomplete data.

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

Location and Range

Nephilengys papuana (Papuan Hermit Spider) has been sighted in the following countries: Australia.


Nephilengys papuana has been primarily sighted during the month of February.

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