You Tube Spiders
Quick Reference Guide
Spider Hoaxes
Spiderzrule Forum
Spiderzrule Blog
Keeping Spiders
Spider Web Construction
Spider Bite Treatment
Spider Removal
Great Spider Photos
Spider Legends
Spider Superstitions
Web Photos
Questions & Answers
Year 5's Red-back 1998
Year 5's Spiders 2000
Year 5's Spiders 2001
Common Spiders Aus
Common Spiders USA
Australian Spiders -
Red-back
Australian Spiders -
Funnel-web
Other Spiders
Wandering Spider
Another Arachnid
Spider First Aid
Recluse bite photos
Famous Spider Poems
Our Spider Poems
Viewers' Spider Poems
Spider Songs
Spider Stories
Spider Letters
Spider Art
Kids' Spider Homes
Chocolate Spiders
Cookie Spiders
Spider Lessons
Online Exercises
Spider Food Hunt
Spider Links
Spider Awards
Main Page
Email

You are viewer

Hit Counter by Digits

 

Spider Photos - Golden Silk Orbweaver (Other Places)

Here's some photos of  Golden Orb Weavers.  In the US they call this nephila species Golden Silk Weavers and call the Black and Yellow Argiope a golden orb weaver, which is  a bit confusing. In Australia they are called just Golden Orb Weavers. Golden silk orb weavers were  moved from the Araneidae family (orbweavers) into the Tetragnathidae (longjawed orbweavers) a few years ago. Nephila clavipes is the only species in the Nephila genus that exists in the US. Information on this spider can be found here: http://creatures.ifas.ufl.edu/misc/golden_silk_spider.htm. They are not dangerous to humans, their bite being less painful than a bee sting, but are a great nuisance to people walking in the bush with their strong yellow sticky webs. The webs are made in open woods or edges of dense forest, usually attached to trees and low shrubs, although they may be in the tops of trees or between the wires of phone or electricity lines. Their prey consists of a wide variety of small to medium-sized flying insects, including flies, bees, wasps, and small moths and butterflies. N. clavipes (and many other Nephila species) are frequently victimized by Argyrodes, a genus of very small black-and-silver spiders that are kleptoparasitic. As many as a few dozen may infest a single Nephila web to feed from the host spider's captured prey. The frequent rebuilding or abandoning of webs by Nephila may be a tactic for controlling Argyrodes. Spiny orb-weaver spiders also inhabit the webs of Nephila in order to obtain food.
Please select a section.
Unidentified Spiders 2017 Unidentified Spiders 2016 Unidentified Spiders 2015
Unidentified Spiders 2014 Unidentified Spiders 2013 Unidentified Spiders 2012
Unidentified Spiders 2011 Unidentified Spiders 2010 Unidentified Spiders 2009 (1)
Unidentified Spiders 2009 (2) Unidentified Spiders 2008 (1) Unidentified Spiders 2008 (2)
Unidentified Spiders 2007 (1) Unidentified Spiders 2007 (2) Unidentified Spiders 2007 (3)
Unidentified Spiders 2006 (1) Unidentified Spiders 2006 (2) Unidentified Spiders 2006 (3)
Unidentified Spiders 2005 (1) Unidentified Spiders 2005 (2) Unidentified Spiders 2005 (3)
Unidentified Spiders 2004 (1) Unidentified Spiders 2004 (2) Unidentified Spiders 2003
Unidentified Spiders 2002 Unidentified Spiders 2001  
Spiders in Amber Closeups Ant & Wasp Mimicking Spiders
Argiopes/St. Andrew's Cross Barn Funnel Weaving Spider Basilica  Spiders
Bird Dropping Spiders Black & Brown House Spiders Bolas Spiders
Brown Recluse Spiders Candy Stripe Spiders Common House Spider
Crab Spiders Cyclosa Conica Daddy Long Legs
Daring Jumping Spiders Dew Drop Spiders Fishing Spiders
Funnel Web (Aus) Furrow Spider Garden Orb Weavers
Ghost Spider Giant House Spider Golden Orb Weavers
Grass spiders/Funnel Weavers Ground Spiders Hacklemesh Weavers
Hobo Spiders Huntsman Spiders Jewelled Spiders
Jumping Spiders Lace Web  Spiders Ladybird Spiders
Leaf Curling Spiders Long Jawed Orb Weavers Lynx Spiders
Marbled Orb Weavers Micarathena Mouse Spiders
Mygalomorphs Net casting Spider Neoscona Semarak
Nursery Web Spiders Parson Spiders Pirate Spiders
Pseudoscorpion Purseweb Spider Red & Black Spiders
Redback Spiders Red Spotted Ant Mimic Spiders Running Crab Spiders
Scorpion Spiders Segestria Florentina Solfugids/Camel Spiders
Southern House Spiders Spider Tats Spitting Spiders
Steatoda Tailless Whip Scorpions Tarantulas
Tengellid Spiders Titiotus (Recluse look alike) Two Spined Spiders
Trapdoor Spiders Tree Trunk Spider Venusta Orchard Spiders
Wandering Spiders White Tailed Spider Widow Spiders
Wolf Spiders Woodlouse Hunters Yellow & Broad faced Sac Spiders
Zoropsis spinimana

Zygiella x-notata

 
Golden Orb Weavers (Australia) Golden Orb Weavers (Africa)

Golden Orb Weavers (Other Places)

Nephila Clavipes  (USA) (1)

Nephila Clavipes  (USA) (2)

 

NEPHILA - Other Places

 

26 March, 2017:  
I found this in a jungle in Cambodia Many thanks Levi

 

.

 

26 March, 2017:  
Hi Glen. I hope you can help. I work in Central Vietnam and this guy was hanging out near my desk one day. we threw him in a tree and now I can see him living happily in a big web. Some of my guests notice him and are somewhat alarmed. I would like to know more about him and leave him be. Thank you in advance. kind regards, Denise

Click for a larger view

 

.

 

3 November, 2016:  
Here's an interesting one I found in China..

Click for a larger view

 

.

 

26 August, 2016:  
Dear sir I found this spider near my place , can u please identify

Click for a larger view

 

.

 

14 December, 2015:  
Good day just wanted to clarify that this spider is a yellow orb spider  - Jamaica

Click for a larger view

 

.

 

14 December, 2015:  
Is this a spider? Cheers Nikhil

Click for a larger view

 

.

 

11 October, 2015:  
My girlfriend has this spider living on her property in Sikkim. My best guess is that it is Nephila pilipes jalorensis but the photos of that particular spider do not show the same pattern on the body. She says they are quite common in her area.

Click for a larger view

 

.

 

12 April, 2015:  
Good day Trust you are well? Please have a look at this spider. Can you please tell me if this spider is poisoness?

Click for a larger view

 

.

 

12 March, 2015:  
Hi Glen. Please could you identify this spider for me. Kind regards Charlaine

Click for a larger view

 

.

 

9 February, 2015:  
Possible Giant Golden Orb Weaver spider?

 

.

 

30 January, 2015:  
Good morning to,you The attached spider was found in the school grounds in Brunei Borneo and wonder if u could let me know what type it is and is it dangerous. Many thanks Jeanette

 

.

18 December, 2014:  
Hi, I am from Belgium and I took a few pictures of spiders in Asia was wondering what they are and if they are venomous. - The first spider is from the Perhentian Islands in Malaysia. - The second I came across in some bushes in Thai Mueang Can you recognize them? Regards

Click for a larger view

.

 

18 December, 2014:  
Hi, So I was hiking today in a Colombian tropical forest and I found this... What kind of spider is it? Is it poisonous? (Sorry for the bad picture)

 

.

 

18 December, 2014:  
Hello, this spider is so beautiful, but I cannot seem to identify it and I am a huge spider lover... I would really appreciate it if you could help me out! The body is about 2cm long. Thank you for your help, I am in Southern South Korea. Danielle

Click for a larger view

.

 

18 December, 2014:  
Hi glen I have some more spider pictures you can put on your website The first spider is me holding a female long jawed orb weaver The second is me holding a female golden orb weaver The third is the top of my male badge huntsman gizmo The fourth is the bottom of my male badge huntsman gizmo And the last is me holding a large male brown huntsman spider

Click for a larger view

.

 

18 December, 2014:  
Enjoy! I found both of these giant spiders while serving a mission in Camarines Norte, Philippines. Thanks

Click for a larger view

.
Reply: Yes this is one of the nephilidae family - a golden orb weaver. - glen

29 November 2014:
Hello sir, I am SANDEEP KUMAR SAHU from INDIA and I was clicked these images when I was went to a hill place and I want to know that was I found some special or a ordinary one. Thanks..

Click for a larger view

.
Reply: Yes this is one of the nephilidae family - a golden orb weaver. - glen

31 October 2014:
Hi Glen. I am wondering if you could possibly identify this spider for me please. The spider was found in Hong Kong and it was living next to the woods. I would like to know if it is poisonous or not . Best regard Danny

.
Reply: Yes this is one of the nephilidae family - a golden orb weaver. - glen

14 June, 2014:
Hi, I found this spider in the jungle on my holiday in Koh Samui, Thailand. Any ideas what it is!?

.
Reply: This is one of the nephilidae family - a golden orb weaver. - glen

14 June, 2014:
Hi. Sorry if my English is not entirely perfect. I'm from Japan and most spiders I see are the yellow silk spiders associated with Jorogumo (The creature you mention on your superstition page) but I went out and see a spider I'm not used to. I have strange feeling about spiders, they can be beautiful and they are amazing creature but they make me scared too sometimes. This spider was in our house and scared me because it is big! Still I never kill spider and I put it in a tree and it is happy there.

.
Reply: Yes this is one of the nephilidae family - a golden orb weaver as you thought. You can see its exoskeleton to the left of the spider - glen

6 February, 2014:
Hi there, I'm trying to identify this spider I observed in Nepal. I think it's some kind of golden silk weaver but am unable to find any examples that have the distinctive black and yellow striped body like the one I found. Am I close? Laurence. P.S feel free to use this pic on the site if ou like.

.
Reply: Yes this is one of the nephilidae family - a golden orb weaver and probably a female as the males are usually smaller - glen

27 September, 2013:
Hi could you help me? do you know what this is at all? It was in Peru in the jungle. Maybe nephilidae family?!

.

12 May, 2013:
Hi Can you please help me identify this type of spider? Thanks Ricardo  

..

1 April, 2013:
Found it in my garden here in porto Alegre
 

..
Reply: This is a golden orb weaver spider - glen

14 January, 2013:
When I was visiting my relatives in Sri-Lanka we came across this large spider; could you tell me what it's called?When I was visiting my relatives in Sri-Lanka we came across this large spider; could you tell me what it's called?

..

31 December, 2012:
Another Nephila shot in La Sirena, this one has a legspan of about 10 centimeters. Am I right in thinking that the tiny spider in the same web is the male? (Yes you are correct).The last Nephila, also about 10 centimeters. There are more Nephila pictures if you like, but these I felt were the best.

..

12 March, 2012:
Can you identify this spider for me. It was found in the Gamboa region of Panama this past February. Thanks...Craig

..

16 February, 2012:
I don't know what kind of spider this is ?
 

..

9 October, 2011:
I found a difficult big spider. Abdullah
 

..

11 July, 2011:
Hi Glen, I just came across your site and I love it. I've spent an hour of work browsing through it and I still can't ID some spiders I saw recently on a trip to Cambodia. the photos are attached. Please use them if you'd like. If you can ID them for me I'd be grateful. Also let me know if you'd like ghigher res photos. I took these at 10MP but reduced them for the email. Thanks, Ashkun
 

..
Reply: This is a golden silk orb weaver too.

25 December, 2010:
Hi Mr Spiderzrule, Cant seem to identify what spider this is?.. I'd like to know if its venomous.. Pictures are taken by me. Use it if u want to. :) Thanks Clem

 

.
Reply: This is a golden silk orb weaver too.

12 December, 2010:
Hi, I found this spider in Jordan, in an outdoor toilet in the Wadi Rum desert. It was about 10 cm big, legs included. I am arachnophobic but I didn't want it to be harmed so I didn't tell the guide about it and used the bushes instead ;). Quite a beautiful creature really. I checked the field guide and it seems to be a harmless wolf spider. Is that correct? Best wishes, Janine

.
Reply: This is a golden silk orb weaver too.

16 November, 2010:
Greetings, I took this picture while on holiday in the rain forests of Central Madagascar. I've tired researching on the internet, but have come up empty. The closest I could find is the Black and Yellow Argiope, but its not quite the same and I understand those are found primarily in the Eastern US. Can you please help me identify this spider? Its driving me crazy. Thank you, Corey

 

.
Reply: This is a golden silk orb weaver too.

10 September, 2010:
Any idea???

 

.
Reply: This is a golden silk orb weaver too.

6 September, 2010:
Hello Glen, I hope this email finds you well. I live in Guatemala, Central America and I found a lot of these spiders living near the town of Santa Rosa. The locals said its a Banana Spider, Please let me know your opinion on this. There were a lot of them living above the roads in really big spiderwebs. Locals dont seem to be afraid of them... Please use the picture as you like. Thanks for youe answer, Regards, Carlos.

 

.
Reply: This is a golden silk orb weaver.

11 July, 2010:
We're presently in Liberia and I just took this photo. We're wondering what it is and if it's poisonous? Thanks for your help. Jim

Click for a larger view

.
Reply: This is a golden silk orb weaver.

27 December, 2007:
Hi there, I just came across your website while I was looking for a photo that fits the spider I found in my garden in Brunei (a small country on the island of Borneo) yesterday. It was as big as my hand and had what Imagine were eggs on each bend of the legs - sorry I'm not particularly knowledgeable about spiders! Enclosed is a pic of it. If anyone could identify it it would be great. Beautiful photos you have collected by the way! Best wishes, Anne

Click for a larger view

.
23 January, 2009:
Hi Glen, I love your web site! I've had no luck in identifying this spider we saw in the rain forest in Costa Rica. Thanks! Penny

 

.
22 November, 2008:
Hello Glen, I have been looking at your site and am just amazed by how many different spiders there are! One of my students went to Komodo Island and took a picture of this spider. When he showed it to me I found it rather amazing. (but then again there are many amazing spiders) and had asked the student if he knew it's name and if it were dangerous. There are many dangerous critters on Komodo Island. Would you be able to tell me what kind of spider it is? Thank you for your help. I am going to go back and look at some more pictures.

Click for a larger view.

.
10 May, 2008:
Greetings! I have found your site to be very helpful and informative. Thank you for your devotion to this subject. I was once attacked by a mouse spider in a new house that I bought which had sat empty for awhile. I was able to identify it from your site. I had to remove it myself as it had scared the pest control man away.  Spiders have always been more of a concerne to me than a fascination because I am an avid outdoors man and spend much of my time in "their" world. Fortunately I've had many opportunities to observe them at a safe distance and usually sleep safely inside of a tightly closed tent (mostly because I hate mosquitos). I have only been bitten by spiders while sleeping inside of houses actually. Nothing too serious. My wife says that I am "thick skinned" and probably made the spiders sick. I can usually identify most spiders I see but have recently traveled to Santa Cruz, Bolivia and have come across a rather large area infested with these. (see attached) They are huge. The legs span 4" inches or more and the body is about 2" long. Their webs average 2'-3' feet in diameter but span the distance between trees in many cases.  Are they venomous/dangerous? I have a one year old son who likes to wander and need to know if he would be in danger. I have also seen them in trees and bushes near a popular restaurant along a path that many people travel. Should I say something to the owner about them? They are beautiful and I've stopped to admire them but remain wary. In nature the most beautiful of creatures often prove to be the most dangerous.  Please write me back to me here if you can make an identification. Thanks again in advance for your time and efforts. Sincerely, William

.
4 March, 2008:
Hi. I took a picture of a spider when I was in Ocho Rios last week.

.
19 November, 2007:
Hello Glen, I took this photo of a spider in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. I was curious if you can Identify it. If you would like to post it on spiderzrule.com, feel free. Thanks, Kevin
Denver, Colorado USA

Click for a larger view.

 

..
30 September, 2007:
Cool!!
I'll send them on. Also, if you would like these pictures, please feel free to do with them as you please. There are three that I photographed while in the Phils and one while in Japan.  christopher

Click for a larger view.

 
 

..
30 September, 2007:
I live in South East China, Guangdong province, in the town of San Xiang. Please help me identify this spider (it seems to be missing a leg) which I see commonly when I am walking on paths in woodland areas. Thank you, David

Click for a larger view.

..
3 September, 2007:
Hi Glen, Here are some pictures for your site. The rounder spider is living right next to a Golden Orb Weaver spider on the side of our house. I'm guessing the round one is a Orb Weaver/Garden Spider. Let me know what you think. Thanks,
Meegan

Click for a larger view.

..
22 May, 2007:
Can you please help me identify this? It is huge. Body is approx 4-5inches long., Gina

..
21 April, 2007:
Hello, Tanks for the informatión. Yesterday, I found two spiders, in another place, to some 3,3 miles of the first place (I annex you some photos). (DSC01711 and DSC01720 is the same spider and DSC1756 is another spider) I have a doubt: Is this spider poisonous or inoffensive? Thank you for the answers Greeting, Best regards,, Jorge

..

23 March, 2007:

..

6 March, 2007:

..

22 February, 2007:

..

8 January, 2007:
Hello, I am Clara from Genoa (Italy). Last month I was in Costa Rica and took the 2
attached pictures and would like to know the scientific name of those 2 spiders. As you can see in one picture there is a wasp with a very big spider (light brown with red stripes under the legs) and someone told me that the wasp injected a sort of anaesthetic to the spider to carry it to his nest and insert eggs into the poor spider for the little larves to eat it...... is that true? you are auth to publish my pictures in your site. thank you in advance for your assistance. best regards Clara  - Genoa (Italy)

..
31 October, 2006:
I'm from the United States and during a visit to the Philippines I ran across this Spider. I think it looked really cool and would appreciate any help in identifying what species it is. Included is a couple photos including a shot of me taking a photo of it to demonstrate the size. Thanks!

Click for a larger view.

..
25 October, 2006:
Glen, I love your website and thought I would ask for help identifying this very colorful specimen. Your help is appreciated.
Regards,
Chris
Fukuoka, Japan


Click for a larger view.

..
3 July, 2006:
Hi, this is Shea Evans again, thanks for the help on the crab spider. I have another curiosity for you. We lived in China for a year, and came across this spider. I spot 2 of them in the picture, 1 in the center, and another to the top right. Its web was huge! The picture doesn't do justice to the size of the web. You can see the web better in the lower left corner. They were all over the place. In the area we found them, there were maybe 8 or 9 other webs just like it. We primarily rode bikes around there, so we were always cautious to not run right into a web.

..

Reply: No, it's a golden silk orb weaver.

2 July, 2006:
I believe that this is Venusta . More info if desired .

Click for a larger view

..

25 April, 2006:
 Hi, i'm Raine in Kingston, Jamaica in the Caribbean. I looked out my window and nearly died when i came across this big spider, with a huge web. Got a fairly decent close up of it, and after being thoroughly scared it was something poisonous, i found out it's a Golden Silk Orbweaver, i believe. Thanks for being a really helpful source, I've attached a picture of it. Raine

..
25 April, 2006:
Hi there, I looked all through your web site but couldn’t find any reference to a spider we found today in the back yard catching and eating bees. Attached is an image, can you tell us what it is?
Thanks
Rab & Jo

..

25 April, 2006:
 I took a picture of this spider near El Careyes , Mexico on the Pacific coast and his web looked exactly as if it were spun out of a golden thread. At first I thought it must be covered in pollen, so I touched the web and rubbed it gently, but nothing came off on my fingers. Do you know what this spider is? It was a beautful thing to see. Thank you, Lynn Ulrey

Click for a larger view

..
2 April, 2006:
Hi, I've never seen any spiders like this before so I would like to share with the experts and gain information on this one I'm Febi, this one is pictured in Sidoarjo, Jawa Timur, Indonesia.

....

8 January, 2006:
Glen! I have question to another one spider. This one I have found in Sikkim, North India. In many places around Sikkimese capital - Gangtok there are plenty of such web creatures. I suppose Golden Orb weaver , but I'm not sure. Please help me! Best Regards
Maciej Wojtkowiak

..
5 January, 2006:
Both photos were taken on November 11th, 2005 at Runaway Bay in Jamaica. The spider was sitting in it's web about 9 feet up in the air in an arch  over a walkway. I got as close as I could (about three feet from the spider) and took  the photos with a Kodak DCS-Pro 14nx camera and a 210mm telephoto lens  from Nikon. AlexX
Click for a larger view.

..

Reply: This is Nephila maculata


15 December, 2005:
Hi, Maybe they are of some good use to you, this guy was about 20cm in span,
really big found in the jungle in Malaysia! Best regards, yvs

..
2 November, 2005:
Hi, Just returned from Penang and saw this marvellous spider. It’s about 5 inches maybe. Any idea what it is?

Wow, thanks for your reply, that's amazing...but the Golden Orb Weavers look kinda fat in the pictures I've seen and this fella was pretty spikey, here's a view from the back if you have time to take a look and confirm. Steve

....
30 December, 2005:
Hi there my friend has this in her frount yard  what sort of spider is it it looks like a tent one to me  can you help identafy it  Thanks Roseanne

..
7 October, 2005:
i found this spider tryin to eat a bird in my garden, i dont know what kind is this or if this is dangerous or not... i need some help with this.
please reply me in this email..
B&R
norbert

 

....
7 October, 2005:
Dear Sirs/Madams, I live in Vietnam. I saw this spider (see attached) this morning in
the gate. Please tell me what kind of spider. Is it poisonous spider ? Looking forward to hear from you soon.
Regards,
Vy

..
Reply:  This could be Nephila antipodiana

26 September, 2005:
Hi, I've recently returned from holiday and took this picture of a rather nasty but striking looking spider. I can't seem to identify it and was hoping you might shed some light on the subject, or know someone
who could. I took the picture on Zanzibar. Any help in identifying this would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Shaun Browne

 

....
Reply:  This could be Nephila antipodiana

9 September, 2005:
I have attached a photo of a spider I photographed while on an island of mainland Malaysia two years ago. It was between 7” & 8” as it hung in the tree. It was fantastically impressive but I have no idea what it is can you help me please?

Kind regards Daniel Kemp


Click for a larger view.

....
17 July, 2005:
My daughter almost ran into the spider on the attached picture. We were down in Mexico at Xcaret. The web was in between two trees. Can you post this and see if anyone can help with the identification and any information on it.
Thanks

..
12 March, 2005:
Hi. Cool web page. Could you help me identify this spider? It was taken at Poring Hot Springs in Sabah Malaysia. The guide told us these spiders jump, but couldn't remember the name. It was very big, the abdomen over 3cm long. Also had reddish markings on the other side. We watched it wrap up a cricket. Amazing! Thanks, Millie

..
Reply:  This could be Nephila antipodiana

22 February, 2005:
Glen,
These are pictures of spider that I took whilst I was away on Holiday in
Thailand and Borneo.  The first one I believe is a female orb spider ? It was taken on the West coast of Koh Samui over the entrance to a bar/restaurant. Hope you like them !

David

..
Reply: This is Nephila maculata

28 October, 2004:
Dear Glen, Some friends and I have been exploring the wilderness around Hong Kong. We
have seen several of these spiders, and still can't get used to seeing them.  They are rather large and quite aggressive- if you touch their web. I have  heard them called "Andrew's Cross Spider" and people say they are not  dangerous. We are hoping you can identify this spider and let us know if we should be  cautious. Love your site! Maire

..

12 September, 2004
Hi, I mailed you a couple of days ago with a question if it's ok to send a picture of a spider I found. In august we found this spider in a bridge in the Longshen rice terraces in China. It was a very wet and hot area (of course... rice). I estimate this spider to be 10-12 cm (legs included). To me it looked pretty big and I got pretty close to make this picture. Me and my girlfriend want to know the name of this spider.
Thanks a lot.
Ivo Bos
Sevenum - The Netherlands

Click for a larger view.

..
Google