(Golden Orb-weavers)

Trichonephila, commonly known as Golden Orb-weavers, is a genus of spiders in the family Araneidae. Trichonephila spiders have been sighted 114 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Trichonephila includes 18 countries and 8 states in the United States. Trichonephila 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: Trichonephila

Other Common Names

Golden Orb-weavers


Dahl, 1911

Sightings Overview

There have been 114 confirmed sightings of Trichonephila (Golden Orb-weavers), with the most recent sighting submitted on April 24, 2024 by Spider ID member jaysonkohler. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 114 sightings because of certain Trichonephila sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 87% of the time, Trichonephila spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 114)
  • Sex: 27 female and 11 male.
  • Environment: Trichonephila has been sighted 140 times outdoors, and 4 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (51). On flower (1). Low foliage (33). High foliage (38). Ground layer (2). Saltwater (1). Open field, pasture, grassland (1). Forest (13).

Location and Range

Trichonephila (Golden Orb-weavers) has been sighted in the following countries: Australia, Bahamas, Brazil, Costa Rica, India, Malawi, Mauritius, Mexico, Myanmar, Nigeria, Oman, Philippines, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago, United States, Vietnam, Virgin Islands, U.S., Zambia.

Trichonephila has also been sighted in the following states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas.


Trichonephila has been primarily sighted during the month of October.

  • January: 5
  • February: 8
  • March: 20
  • April: 8
  • May: 8
  • June: 3
  • July: 9
  • August: 10
  • September: 9
  • October: 22
  • November: 6
  • December: 6

Additional Remarks


Trichonephila Species

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