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Orb-weaving spider (several families)Nephila edulis

1 Golden orb weaver at Namadgi National Park

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Nephila edulis at Namadgi National Park - 27 Apr 2019
Nephila edulis at Namadgi National Park - 27 Apr 2019
Nephila edulis at Namadgi National Park - 27 Apr 2019

Identification history

Orb-weaving spider (several families) Nephila edulis 7 May 2019 KimPullen
Orb-weaving spider (several families) Nephila edulis 5 May 2019 BIrdsinCanberra

Author's notes

As I was about to exit through the gate near the carpark, I noticed the large tree had a Golden Orb Weaver in it. The net still held the detritus of past meals, while the female waited motionless in the middle for more prey. There were several webs around her.

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Nearby Sightings

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Fisera sp. (genus) (A crest-moth) at Namadgi National Park - 27 Apr 2019 Apina callisto (Pasture Day Moth) at Namadgi National Park - 21 Apr 2019 Phonognatha graeffei (Leaf-curling spider) at Namadgi National Park - 6 Apr 2019 Missulena occatoria (Red-headed Mouse Spider) at Namadgi National Park - 1 Apr 2019 Oenosandra boisduvalii (Boisduval's Autumn Moth) at Namadgi National Park - 1 Apr 2019 Delias aganippe (Spotted Jezebel) at Namadgi National Park - 19 Mar 2019 Theclinesthes serpentata (Saltbush Blue) at Namadgi National Park - 19 Feb 2019 Aquila audax (Wedge-tailed Eagle) at Namadgi National Park - 19 Feb 2019 Vanellus miles (Masked Lapwing) at Namadgi National Park - 19 Feb 2019 Agrotis munda (Brown Cutworm) at Namadgi National Park - 24 Jan 2019 Phoracantha flavopicta (A longhorn beetle) at Namadgi National Park - 24 Jan 2019 Pompilidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Spider wasp) at Namadgi National Park - 24 Jan 2019 Mastachilus sp. (genus) (Unidentified Mastachilus bess beetle) at Namadgi National Park - 24 Jan 2019 Miltinus sp. (genus) (Unidentified Miltinus mydas fly) at Namadgi National Park - 19 Dec 2018 Anoplognathus montanus (Montane Christmas beetle) at Namadgi National Park - 19 Dec 2018 Paropsisterna octosignata (Eucalyptus leaf beetle) at Namadgi National Park - 19 Dec 2018 Ocybadistes walkeri (Greenish Grass-dart) at Namadgi National Park - 19 Dec 2018 Arthropodium fimbriatum (Chocolate Lily) at Namadgi National Park - 30 Nov 2018 Zosterops lateralis (Silvereye) at Namadgi National Park - 12 Nov 2018 Cacatua sanguinea (Little Corella) at Namadgi National Park - 12 Nov 2018 Pompilidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Spider wasp) at Namadgi National Park - 12 Nov 2018 Manorina melanocephala (Noisy Miner) at Namadgi National Park - 18 Oct 2018 Hirundo neoxena (Welcome Swallow) at Namadgi National Park - 18 Oct 2018 Pernattia pusilla (She-oak Moth) at Namadgi National Park - 23 May 2018 Netelia sp. (genus) (An Ichneumon wasp) at Namadgi National Park - 23 May 2018 Platycercus eximius (Eastern Rosella) at Namadgi National Park - 20 Apr 2018 Gymnorhina tibicen (Australian Magpie) at Namadgi National Park - 20 Apr 2018 Phonognatha graeffei (Leaf-curling spider) at Namadgi National Park - 20 Apr 2018 Coryphistes ruricola (Bark grasshopper) at Namadgi National Park - 6 Feb 2018 Peakesia hospita (Common Peakesia Grasshopper) at Namadgi National Park - 1 Feb 2018 Vanellus miles (Masked Lapwing) at Namadgi National Park - 1 Feb 2018 Phalaenoides tristifica (Willow-herb Day-moth) at Namadgi National Park - 7 Dec 2017 Iridomyrmex purpureus (Meat Ant) at Namadgi National Park - 7 Dec 2017 Manorina melanocephala (Noisy Miner) at Namadgi National Park - 7 Dec 2017 Platyzosteria melanaria (Common Eastern Litter Runner) at Namadgi National Park - 18 Mar 2017 Sceliphron laetum (Common mud dauber wasp) at Namadgi National Park - 11 Feb 2017 Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at Namadgi National Park - 10 Jan 2017 Lalage tricolor (White-winged Triller) at Namadgi National Park - 4 Dec 2016 Geopelia placida (Peaceful Dove) at Namadgi National Park - 20 Apr 2016 Hirundo neoxena (Welcome Swallow) at Namadgi National Park - 28 Nov 2015
Fisera sp. (genus) (A crest-moth) at Namadgi National Park - 27 Apr 2019
Apina callisto (Pasture Day Moth) at Namadgi National Park - 21 Apr 2019
Phonognatha graeffei (Leaf-curling spider) at Namadgi National Park - 6 Apr 2019
Missulena occatoria (Red-headed Mouse Spider) at Namadgi National Park - 1 Apr 2019
Oenosandra boisduvalii (Boisduval's Autumn Moth) at Namadgi National Park - 1 Apr 2019
Delias aganippe (Spotted Jezebel) at Namadgi National Park - 19 Mar 2019
Theclinesthes serpentata (Saltbush Blue) at Namadgi National Park - 19 Feb 2019
Aquila audax (Wedge-tailed Eagle) at Namadgi National Park - 19 Feb 2019
Vanellus miles (Masked Lapwing) at Namadgi National Park - 19 Feb 2019
Agrotis munda (Brown Cutworm) at Namadgi National Park - 24 Jan 2019
Phoracantha flavopicta (A longhorn beetle) at Namadgi National Park - 24 Jan 2019
Pompilidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Spider wasp) at Namadgi National Park - 24 Jan 2019
Mastachilus sp. (genus) (Unidentified Mastachilus bess beetle) at Namadgi National Park - 24 Jan 2019
Miltinus sp. (genus) (Unidentified Miltinus mydas fly) at Namadgi National Park - 19 Dec 2018
Anoplognathus montanus (Montane Christmas beetle) at Namadgi National Park - 19 Dec 2018
Paropsisterna octosignata (Eucalyptus leaf beetle) at Namadgi National Park - 19 Dec 2018
Ocybadistes walkeri (Greenish Grass-dart) at Namadgi National Park - 19 Dec 2018
Arthropodium fimbriatum (Chocolate Lily) at Namadgi National Park - 30 Nov 2018
Zosterops lateralis (Silvereye) at Namadgi National Park - 12 Nov 2018
Cacatua sanguinea (Little Corella) at Namadgi National Park - 12 Nov 2018
Pompilidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Spider wasp) at Namadgi National Park - 12 Nov 2018
Manorina melanocephala (Noisy Miner) at Namadgi National Park - 18 Oct 2018
Hirundo neoxena (Welcome Swallow) at Namadgi National Park - 18 Oct 2018
Pernattia pusilla (She-oak Moth) at Namadgi National Park - 23 May 2018
Netelia sp. (genus) (An Ichneumon wasp) at Namadgi National Park - 23 May 2018
Platycercus eximius (Eastern Rosella) at Namadgi National Park - 20 Apr 2018
Gymnorhina tibicen (Australian Magpie) at Namadgi National Park - 20 Apr 2018
Phonognatha graeffei (Leaf-curling spider) at Namadgi National Park - 20 Apr 2018
Coryphistes ruricola (Bark grasshopper) at Namadgi National Park - 6 Feb 2018
Peakesia hospita (Common Peakesia Grasshopper) at Namadgi National Park - 1 Feb 2018
Vanellus miles (Masked Lapwing) at Namadgi National Park - 1 Feb 2018
Phalaenoides tristifica (Willow-herb Day-moth) at Namadgi National Park - 7 Dec 2017
Iridomyrmex purpureus (Meat Ant) at Namadgi National Park - 7 Dec 2017
Manorina melanocephala (Noisy Miner) at Namadgi National Park - 7 Dec 2017
Platyzosteria melanaria (Common Eastern Litter Runner) at Namadgi National Park - 18 Mar 2017
Sceliphron laetum (Common mud dauber wasp) at Namadgi National Park - 11 Feb 2017
Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at Namadgi National Park - 10 Jan 2017
Lalage tricolor (White-winged Triller) at Namadgi National Park - 4 Dec 2016
Geopelia placida (Peaceful Dove) at Namadgi National Park - 20 Apr 2016
Hirundo neoxena (Welcome Swallow) at Namadgi National Park - 28 Nov 2015

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

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  • 27 Apr 2019 9:18 PM Recorded on
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