Australian Golden Orb-web Spider
Female, ventral, rotated
Australian Golden Orb-web Spider
Male, profile
Australian Golden Orb-web Spider (Nephila edulis)Class: Animal (Animalia) - Joint Leg (Arthropoda) - Spider, Scorpion, Mite & Tick (Arachnida)
Order: Spider (Araneae)
Family: Golden Orb Weaver Spider (Nephilidae)
Species: Australian Golden Orb-web Spider (Nephila edulis)
This Photo:     Male, posterior

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee) & in the Adelaide Hills
This is the usually large, grey spider found hanging from road signs on country roads. One of the most photographed spiders in Australia. The male is red and much smaller. It is only when you see them togethal that his colours make any sense; ie they match her ventral colours.

Copyright © 2017 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 30-Mar-2017
This species is an Australian Native Species