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Spider /  ScorpionNephila plumipes

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Nephila plumipes at Unknown - 1 Jun 2018
Nephila plumipes at Unknown - 1 Jun 2018
Nephila plumipes at Unknown - 1 Jun 2018
Nephila plumipes at Unknown - 1 Jun 2018
Nephila plumipes at Unknown - 1 Jun 2018

Identification history

Spider /  Scorpion Nephila plumipes 8 Jun 2018 KerriLee
Spider /  Scorpion Nephila edulis 6 Jun 2018 jbromilow50

3 comments

KerriLee wrote:
   8 Jun 2018
Lovely big Nephila female! Well done for photographing every angle. It is the shots from underneath, showing the yellowish sternum, that suggest this is Nephila plumipes rather then N. edulis. Also, the strongly yellow leg joints are consistent with N. plumipes. The two species are otherwise very similar, and are often mixed up. I'll confirm it as N.plumipes, but will also ask Stuart Harris to have a look.
   8 Jun 2018
Thank you for pointing out the differences Kerri.
KerriLee wrote:
   9 Jun 2018
Stuart agrees - Nephila plumipes it is.

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 1 Jun 2018 5:44 PM Recorded on
  • jbromilow50 Recorded by
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