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Orb-weaving spider (several families)Nephila edulis

Golden orb weaver at Mount Painter

5 images

Nephila edulis at Mount Painter - 24 Feb 2019
Nephila edulis at Mount Painter - 24 Feb 2019
Nephila edulis at Mount Painter - 24 Feb 2019
Nephila edulis at Mount Painter - 24 Feb 2019
Nephila edulis at Mount Painter - 24 Feb 2019

Identification history

Orb-weaving spider (several families) Nephila edulis 11 Mar 2019 KimPullen
Orb-weaving spider (several families) Nephila edulis 26 Feb 2019 KimPullen
Unidentified 24 Feb 2019 CathB

Author's notes

The spider was sitting at the end of a string of debris in a web that had many strands and stretched from head height to ground level. There were small white blobs at intervals along some strands which can be seen in image 5

3 comments

KimPullen wrote:
   26 Feb 2019
I'm not at all sure that this is a Nephila. Possibly a male and/or juvenile. Any other ideas?
CathB wrote:
   26 Feb 2019
Not an ID that had occurred to me, but it does look very like sighting 3368408.
KimPullen wrote:
   11 Mar 2019
Yes you are right, Cath. I'll call it that.

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Thelymitra megcalyptra (Swollen sun orchid) at Mount Painter - 2 Apr 2019
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Chloropidae (family) (Frit fly) at Mount Painter - 12 Mar 2019
Eriochilus cucullatus (Parson's bands) at Mount Painter - 12 Mar 2019
Unidentified Moth (Lepidoptera) (TBC) at Mount Painter - 7 Mar 2019
Hadrotarsinae sp. (subfamily) (Unidentified hadrotarsine comb-footed spider) at Mount Painter - 24 Feb 2019
Corunastylis clivicola (Rufous midge orchid) at Mount Painter - 22 Feb 2019
Papilio anactus (Dainty Swallowtail) at Mount Painter - 5 Feb 2019
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Carphurus sp. (genus) (Soft-winged flower beetle) at Mount Painter - 2 Feb 2019
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Corunastylis clivicola (Rufous midge orchid) at Mount Painter - 30 Jan 2019
Phalaris aquatica (Phalaris) at Mount Painter - 20 Jan 2019
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Lysimachia arvensis (Scarlet Pimpernel, Blue Pimpernel) at Mount Painter - 8 Jan 2019
Rumex brownii (Slender Dock, Swamp Dock) at Mount Painter - 8 Jan 2019
Haloragis heterophylla (Varied Raspwort) at Mount Painter - 8 Jan 2019
Salticidae sp. 'Golden palps' (TBC) at Mount Painter - 7 Jan 2019
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Rytidosperma sp. (Wallaby Grass) at Mount Painter - 1 Jan 2019
Cerdistus sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Mount Painter - 28 Dec 2018
Australiphthiria hilaris (Slender Bee Fly) at Mount Painter - 28 Dec 2018
Garrha sp. (genus) (A concealer moth) at Mount Painter - 28 Dec 2018
Ditropidus sp. (genus) (Leaf beetle) at Mount Painter - 28 Dec 2018
Isotoma fluviatilis subsp. australis (Swamp Isotome) at Mount Painter - 22 Dec 2018
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Mount Painter - 22 Dec 2018
Oedaleus australis (Australian Oedaleus) at Mount Painter - 19 Dec 2018
Agrypnus sp. (genus) (Rough click beetle) at Mount Painter - 4 Dec 2018
Daucus glochidiatus (Native Carrot) at Mount Painter - 29 Nov 2018
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Caesia calliantha (Blue Grass Lily) at Mount Painter - 24 Nov 2018
Destolmia lineata (Streaked Notodontid) at Mount Painter - 12 Nov 2018
Cymbacha ocellata (Facemask crab spider) at Mount Painter - 11 Nov 2018
Camponotus suffusus (Golden-tailed sugar ant) at Mount Painter - 11 Nov 2018
Salticidae sp. 'Golden palps' (Unidentified jumping spider) at Mount Painter - 11 Nov 2018
Homotrysis cisteloides (Darkling beetle) at Mount Painter - 11 Nov 2018
Microseris walteri (Murnong, Yam Daisy) at Mount Painter - 26 Sep 2018
Craspedia variabilis (Billy button) at Mount Painter - 15 Sep 2018
Philobota stella (A concealer moth) at Mount Painter - 12 Sep 2018
Mygalomorphae sp. (infraorder) (Unidentified mygalomorph spider) at Mount Painter - 12 Sep 2018
Microtis sp. (Onion Orchid) at Mount Painter - 12 Sep 2018
Thelymitra sp. (A sun orchid) at Mount Painter - 3 Sep 2018
Euryopis sp. (genus) (An ant eating spider) at Mount Painter - 26 Aug 2018
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Mount Painter - 26 Aug 2018
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Mount Painter - 26 Aug 2018
Chalcididae sp. (family) (Unidentified chalcid wasp) at Mount Painter - 4 Jul 2018
Gonipterus suturalis (Eucalypt weevil) at Mount Painter - 27 Jun 2018
Polyrhachis sp. (genus) (A spiny ant) at Mount Painter - 27 Jun 2018
Euryopis umbilicata (Striped tick spider) at Mount Painter - 24 May 2018
Chrysopidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Green lacewing) at Mount Painter - 13 May 2018
Corunastylis clivicola (Rufous midge orchid) at Mount Painter - 12 May 2018
Speculantha rubescens (Blushing tiny greenhood) at Mount Painter - 12 May 2018
Arasia mollicoma (Flat-white Jumping Spider) at Mount Painter - 27 Apr 2018
Caladenia atrovespa (Green-comb Spider Orchid) at Mount Painter - 26 Apr 2018
Chalcidoidea sp. (superfamily) (TBC) at Mount Painter - 26 Apr 2018
Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Mount Painter - 26 Apr 2018
Eriochilus cucullatus (Parson's bands) at Mount Painter - 26 Apr 2018
Apina callisto (Pasture Day Moth) at Mount Painter - 22 Apr 2018
Thelymitra brevifolia (Short-leaf sun orchid) at Mount Painter - 18 Apr 2018
Thelymitra megcalyptra (Swollen sun orchid) at Mount Painter - 18 Apr 2018
Speculantha rubescens (Blushing tiny greenhood) at Mount Painter - 13 Apr 2018
Diplodium sp. (A greenhood) at Mount Painter - 13 Apr 2018
Eriochilus cucullatus (Parson's bands) at Mount Painter - 13 Apr 2018
Theridiidae sp. (family) (Comb-footed spider) at Mount Painter - 5 Apr 2018
Nyctemera amicus (Senecio or Magpie moth) at Mount Painter - 5 Apr 2018
Chironomidae sp. (family) (Midge) at Mount Painter - 5 Apr 2018
Corunastylis cornuta (Horned midge orchid) at Mount Painter - 5 Apr 2018
Cassinia sifton (Sifton bush, Chinese Shrub) at Mount Painter - 25 Mar 2018
Eulechria sp. (genus) (A concealer moth) at Mount Painter - 23 Mar 2018
Eriochilus cucullatus (Parson's bands) at Mount Painter - 23 Mar 2018
Ichneumonidae sp. (family) (Unidentified ichneumon wasp) at Mount Painter - 23 Mar 2018
Cryptachaea veruculata (Diamondback comb-footed spider) at Mount Painter - 23 Mar 2018
Leptozestis sp. (genus) (A cosmet moth) at Mount Painter - 22 Mar 2018
Speculantha rubescens (Blushing tiny greenhood) at Mount Painter - 22 Mar 2018
Argyrodes sp. (genus) (Dew-drop spider) at Mount Painter - 15 Mar 2018
Lepidoscia arctiella (Tower Case Moth) at Mount Painter - 14 Mar 2018
Salpesia sp. (genus) (Salpesia Jumping Spider) at Mount Painter - 14 Mar 2018
Neosparassus calligaster (Beautiful Badge Huntsman) at Mount Painter - 14 Mar 2018

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