Trichonephila senegalensis
(Banded-legged Golden Orb-weaver)

Featured spider picture The spider species Trichonephila senegalensis, commonly known as Banded-legged Golden Orb-weaver, belongs to the genus Trichonephila, in the family Araneidae. Trichonephila senegalensis spiders have been sighted 4 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Trichonephila senegalensis includes 2 countries and 0 states in the United States. Trichonephila senegalensis 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
  • Species: Trichonephila senegalensis

Other Common Names

Banded-legged Golden Orb-weaver


(Walckenaer, 1841)

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Sightings Overview

There have been 4 confirmed sightings of Trichonephila senegalensis (Banded-legged Golden Orb-weaver), with the most recent sighting submitted on March 31, 2024 by Spider ID member adrianlmartin. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 4 sightings because of certain Trichonephila senegalensis sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 50% of the time, Trichonephila senegalensis spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 4)
  • Sex: 1 female and 0 male.
  • Environment: Trichonephila senegalensis has been sighted 4 times outdoors, and 0 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (2). Low foliage (1). High foliage (1).

Location and Range

Trichonephila senegalensis (Banded-legged Golden Orb-weaver) has been sighted in the following countries: Nigeria, South Africa.


Trichonephila senegalensis has been primarily sighted during the month of March.

  • January:
  • February:
  • March: 2
  • April: 1
  • May:
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  • September:
  • October: 1
  • November:
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Picture of Trichonephila senegalensis (Banded-legged Golden Orb-weaver) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Trichonephila senegalensis (Banded-legged Golden Orb-weaver) - Dorsal,Webs Enlarge Picture
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  • Submitted Calendar iconOct 14, 2018
  • Photographed Picture iconOct 14, 2018
  • Osita
  • Location iconBenue/ Makurdi , Nigeria
  • Comment icon4 Comments
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