(Golden Orb-weavers)

Trichonephila, commonly known as Golden Orb-weavers, is a genus of spiders in the family Araneidae. Trichonephila spiders have been sighted 87 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Trichonephila includes 16 countries and 5 states in the United States. Trichonephila 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: Trichonephila

Other Common Names

Golden Orb-weavers


Dahl, 1911

Sightings Overview

There have been 87 confirmed sightings of Trichonephila (Golden Orb-weavers), with the most recent sighting submitted on August 9, 2019 by Spider ID member darla. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 87 sightings because of certain Trichonephila sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 90% of the time, Trichonephila spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 70)
  • Sex: 36 female and 11 male.
  • Environment: Trichonephila has been sighted 83 times outdoors, and 3 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (25). On flower (1). Low foliage (23). High foliage (22). Ground layer (1). Saltwater (1). Open field, pasture, grassland (1). Forest (9).

Location and Range

Trichonephila (Golden Orb-weavers) has been sighted in the following countries: Australia, Bahamas, Bermuda, Brazil, Costa Rica, Malawi, Mauritius, 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, South Carolina, Texas.


Trichonephila has been primarily sighted during the month of March.

  • January: 3
  • February: 5
  • March: 20
  • April: 5
  • May: 8
  • June: 4
  • July: 6
  • August: 5
  • September: 6
  • October: 13
  • November: 3
  • December: 4

Additional Remarks


Trichonephila Species

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