(Golden Orb-weavers)

Trichonephila, commonly known as Golden Orb-weavers, is a genus of spiders in the family Araneidae. Trichonephila spiders have been sighted 90 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Trichonephila includes 17 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 90 confirmed sightings of Trichonephila (Golden Orb-weavers), with the most recent sighting submitted on February 11, 2020 by Spider ID member camila_aime. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 90 sightings because of certain Trichonephila sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 89% of the time, Trichonephila spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 73)
  • Sex: 36 female and 11 male.
  • Environment: Trichonephila has been sighted 88 times outdoors, and 3 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (26). On flower (1). Low foliage (23). High foliage (25). Ground layer (1). Saltwater (1). Open field, pasture, grassland (1). Forest (10).

Location and Range

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


Trichonephila has been primarily sighted during the month of March.

  • January: 4
  • February: 5
  • March: 20
  • April: 5
  • May: 8
  • June: 4
  • July: 7
  • August: 5
  • September: 6
  • October: 14
  • November: 3
  • December: 4

Additional Remarks


Trichonephila Species

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