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Orb-weaving spider (Araneidae)Nephila plumipes

Humped golden orb-weaver at Brogo, NSW

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Nephila plumipes at Brogo, NSW - 23 Mar 2019
Nephila plumipes at Brogo, NSW - 23 Mar 2019
Nephila plumipes at Brogo, NSW - 23 Mar 2019
Nephila plumipes at Brogo, NSW - 23 Mar 2019

Identification history

Orb-weaving spider (Araneidae) Nephila plumipes 23 Mar 2019 MaxCampbell

Author's notes

Photo 1 - While the female is feeding on a prey item, the much smaller male also nips in for a feed from her store. Photo 2 - An hour later I am back in the vicinity. I see the male is in close attendance on the female. A brief burst of sunshine shows the golden web to good effect. Photo 3 - The male approaches carefully with pedipalps poised. Photo 4 - he inserts his sperm. While I have many coastal sightings of N. plumipes, this is the furthest inland. (about 25 Kms from the coast) My previous Brogo sightings of Nephila have been N. edulis.

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Nearby Sightings

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Bidens tripartita (Burr Marigold) at Brogo, NSW - 16 Apr 2019
Ropalidia plebeiana (Small brown paper wasp) at Brogo, NSW - 23 Mar 2019
Bidens tripartita (Burr Marigold) at Brogo, NSW - 23 Mar 2019
Salix nigra (Black Willow) at Brogo, NSW - 23 Mar 2019
Toxidia parvulus (Banded Grass-skipper) at Brogo, NSW - 23 Mar 2019
Ocybadistes flavovittata (Narrow-brand grass-dart) at Brogo, NSW - 23 Mar 2019
Orthetrum villosovittatum (Fiery Skimmer) at Brogo, NSW - 23 Mar 2019
Ocybadistes walkeri (Green Grass-dart) at Brogo, NSW - 23 Mar 2019
Stenocotis depressa (Leafhopper) at Brogo, NSW - 23 Mar 2019
Calomela curtisi (Acacia Leaf Beetle) at Brogo, NSW - 23 Mar 2019
Epidesmia hypenaria (Long-nosed Epidesmia) at Brogo, NSW - 23 Mar 2019
Cracticus torquatus (Grey Butcherbird) at Brogo, NSW - 30 Nov 2018
Intellagama lesueurii howitti (Gippsland Water Dragon) at Brogo, NSW - 29 Nov 2018

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Location

Location information

  • Coordinates 149.799128-36.561060
  • Altitude 93.0m
  • Places Brogo, NSW

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 2 Abundance
  • 23 Mar 2019 10:36 AM Recorded on
  • MaxCampbell Recorded by
  • Website Reported via
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