Taxon profile


golden silk orb-weaver
Nephila Leach, 1815

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Arthropoda - arthropods »  class Arachnida - arachnids »  order Araneae - spiders »  family Nephilidae - golden orb weavers

Scientific synonyms

Chondronephila Dahl, 1911
Cyphonephila Dahl, 1911
Dasynephila Dahl, 1912
Lionephila Dahl, 1911
Nothonephila Archer, 1958
Poecilonephila Dahl, 1911
Trichonephila Dahl, 1911
Zeugonephila Dahl, 1911

Other names

= golden orb-weavers
= golden orb-web spider


Included taxa

Number of records: 23

species Nephila antipodiana (Walckenaer, 1841)
species Nephila clavata L. Koch, 1878 - Joro Spider

Nephila clavata - Joro Spider

species Nephila clavipes (Linnaeus, 1767) - Golden-silk Spider

Nephila clavipes - Golden-silk Spider

species Nephila comorana Strand, 1916
species Nephila constricta Karsch, 1879

Nephila constricta

species Nephila cornuta (Pallas, 1772)
species Nephila dirangensis Biswas & Biswas, 2006
species Nephila edulis (Labillardière, 1799) - Edible Golden Silk Spider

Nephila edulis - Edible Golden Silk Spider

species Nephila fenestrata Thorell, 1859

Nephila fenestrata

species Nephila inaurata (Walckenaer, 1842) - Red-legged Golden Orb-web Spider

Nephila inaurata - Red-legged Golden Orb-web Spider

species Nephila komaci Kuntner & Coddington, 2009
species Nephila kuhlii (Doleschall, 1859)
species Nephila laurinae Thorell, 1881
species Nephila pakistaniensis Ghafoor & Beg, 2002
species Nephila pilipes (Fabricius, 1793) - Giant Woodspider

Nephila pilipes - Giant Woodspider

species Nephila plumipes (Latreille, 1804)
species Nephila robusta Tikader, 1962
species Nephila senegalensis (Walckenaer, 1842)

Nephila senegalensis

species Nephila sexpunctata Giebel, 1867
species Nephila sumptuosa Gerstäcker, 1873
species Nephila tetragnathoides (Walckenaer, 1842)
species Nephila turneri Blackwall, 1833
species Nephila vitiana (Walckenaer, 1847)

Links and literature

EN Australian Faunal Directory [48c9e45f-29dc-4d70-a92d-cb38b1bcacee]

ABRS (2009-2015): Australian Faunal Directory [], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Nephila Leach, 1815]
Data retrieved on: 2 April 2015
EN Platnick N. I.: World Spider Catalog 13.5 [], American Museum of Natural History [as Nephila Leach, 1815]
Data retrieved on: 5 May 2013

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