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AGELENIDAE - Funnel Weavers | ARANEIDAE - Orb Web Spiders | BARYCHELIDAE - Brush-Footed Trapdoor Spiders | CHEIRACANTHIIDAE - Long-legged Sac Spiders | CLUBIONIDAE - Sac Spiders | CORINNIDAE - Armoured Sac Spiders | CTENIDAE - Wandering Spiders | DITYNIDAE - Mesh Web Weavers | GNAPHOSIDAE - Flat-bellied Ground Spiders | HAHNIIDAE - Comb-tailed Spiders | HERSILIIDAE - Two-tailed Spiders | LINYPHIIDAE - Hammock-web Spiders | LYCOSIDAE - Wolf Spiders | MIMETIDAE - Pirate Spiders | OXYOPIDAE - Lynx Spiders | PHILODROMIDAE - Running Crab Spiders | PHOLCIDAE - Daddy-long-legs Spiders | PISAURIDAE - Nursery Web Spiders | PSECHRIDAE - Lace-sheet Weavers | PSILODERCIDAE | SALTICIDAE - Jumping Spiders | SCYTODIDAE - Spitting Spiders | SPARASSIDAE - Huntsman Spiders | TETRAGNATHIDAE - Horizontal Orb Weavers | THERAPHOSIDAE - Tarantulas | THERIDIIDAE - Comb-footed Spiders | THOMISIDAE - Crab Spiders | TRACHELIDAE - Bull-headed Hunters | ULOBORIDAE - Feather-legged Spiders | ZODARIIDAE - Ant-hunting Ground Spiders | Spiders Skins, webs and zombies | Spiderlings

ARANEIDAE - Orb Web Spiders

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Orb-weaver spiders or araneids are members of the spider family Araneidae. They are the most common group of builders of spiral wheel-shaped webs often found in gardens, fields and forests. "Orb" can in English mean "circular", hence the English name of the group. Araneids have eight similar eyes, hairy or spiny legs, and no stridulating organs.

The family is cosmopolitan, including many well-known large or brightly colored garden spiders. With 3122 species in 172 genera worldwide, Araneidae is the third-largest family of spiders (behind Salticidae and Linyphiidae). Araneid webs are constructed in a stereotyped fashion. A framework of nonsticky silk is built up before the spider adds a final spiral of silk covered in sticky droplets.

Orb-webs are also produced by members of other spider families. The long-jawed orb weavers (Tetragnathidae) were formerly included in the Araneidae; they are closely related, being part of the superfamily Araneoidea. The family Arkyidae has been split off from the Araneidae. The cribellate or hackled orb-weavers (Uloboridae) belong to a different group of spiders. Their webs are strikingly similar, but use a different kind of sticky silk.

Source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Spider identification from photographs should not be definitive in many cases.
For positive identification of many spiders, it is often necessary to examine their copulatory organs under a microscope.

Quote from : Borneo Spiders: A Photographic Field Guide by Joseph K H Koh and Nicky Bay

The gallery images are my Amateurish ID, would be grateful for ID correction.

(cf. Araneus sp. )[A] ♀
(cf. Araneus sp. )[A]
(cf. Araneus sp. )[A] ♀
(cf. Araneus sp. )[A]
(cf. Araneus sp. )[B] ♀
(cf. Araneus sp. )[B]
(cf. Araneus sp. )[B] ♀
(cf. Araneus sp. )[B]
(cf. Araneus sp. )[B] ♀
(cf. Araneus sp. )[B]
(Araneus sp. )[C] ♀
(Araneus sp. )[C]
(Araneus sp. )[D] ♀
(Araneus sp. )[D]
(Araneus sp. )[E] ♀
(Araneus sp. )[E]
(Araneus sp. )[F] ♀
(Araneus sp. )[F]
(Araneus sp. )[G] ♀
(Araneus sp. )[G]
(cf. Araneus sp.)[H]  ♀
(cf. Araneus sp.)[H]
(cf. Araneus sp.)[H]  ♀
(cf. Araneus sp.)[H]
(cf. Araneus sp.)[H]  ♀
(cf. Araneus sp.)[H]
(Araneus sp.)[J]  ♀
(Araneus sp.)[J]
(Araneus nox) ♀
(Araneus nox)
(Araneus nox) ♀
(Araneus nox)
(Araniella sp.) [A]  ♀
(Araniella sp.) [A]
(Araniella sp.) [A]  ♀
(Araniella sp.) [A]
(Araniella sp.) [A]  ♀
(Araniella sp.) [A]
(Araniella sp.) [A]  ♀
(Araniella sp.) [A]
(Araniella sp.) [A]  ♀
(Araniella sp.) [A]
(Argiope sp.)[A] ♀
(Argiope sp.)[A]
(Argiope sp.)[E]  ♀
(Argiope sp.)[E]
(Argiope sp.)[E]  ♀
(Argiope sp.)[E]
(Argiope sp.)[E]  ♀
(Argiope sp.)[E]
(Argiope sp.)[G]  ♀
(Argiope sp.)[G]
(Argiope sp.)[H]  ♂
(Argiope sp.)[H]
(Argiope chloreis) ♀
(Argiope chloreis)
(Argiope chloreis) ♀
(Argiope chloreis)
(Argiope chloreis) ♀
(Argiope chloreis)
(Argiope chloreis) ♀
(Argiope chloreis)
(Argiope chloreis) ♀
(Argiope chloreis)
(Argiope chloreis) ♂
(Argiope chloreis)
(Argiope doleschalli) ♀
(Argiope doleschalli)
(Argiope doleschalli) ♀
(Argiope doleschalli)
(Argiope reinwardti)  ♀
(Argiope reinwardti)
(Argiope reinwardti) ♀
(Argiope reinwardti)
(Argiope versicolor) ♀
(Argiope versicolor)
(Argiope versicolor)  ♀
(Argiope versicolor)
(Argiope versicolor)  ♀
(Argiope versicolor)
(Argiope versicolor)  ♀
(Argiope versicolor)
(Argiope versicolor)  ♀
(Argiope versicolor)
(Caerostris sp.)[A] ♀
(Caerostris sp.)[A]
(Caerostris sumatrana)
(Caerostris sumatrana)
(Caerostris sumatrana)
(Caerostris sumatrana)
(Cyclosa sp.)[A]
(Cyclosa sp.)[A]
(Cyclosa sp.)[A]  ♀
(Cyclosa sp.)[A]
(Cyclosa sp.)[A]  ♀
(Cyclosa sp.)[A]
(Cyclosa sp.)[B]  ♀
(Cyclosa sp.)[B]
(Cyclosa sp.)[B]  ♀
(Cyclosa sp.)[B]
(Cyclosa sp.)[B]  ♀
(Cyclosa sp.)[B]
(Cyclosa sp.)[E]  ♂
(Cyclosa sp.)[E]
(Cyclosa sp.)[E]  ♂
(Cyclosa sp.)[E]
(Cyclosa sp.)[E]  ♂
(Cyclosa sp.)[E]
(Cyclosa sp.)[E]  ♂
(Cyclosa sp.)[E]
(Cyclosa sp.)[F]  ♀
(Cyclosa sp.)[F]
(Cyclosa sp.)[G]  ♀
(Cyclosa sp.)[G]
(Cyclosa sp.)[H]  ♂
(Cyclosa sp.)[H]
(Cyclosa sp.)[H]  ♂
(Cyclosa sp.)[H]
(Cyclosa bifida)♀
(Cyclosa bifida)
(Cyclosa bifida)♀
(Cyclosa bifida)
(Cyclosa bifida)♀
(Cyclosa bifida)
(Cyclosa bifida)♀
(Cyclosa bifida)
(Cyclosa bifida)♀
(Cyclosa bifida)
(Cyclosa bifida)♀
(Cyclosa bifida)
(Cyclosa bifida)♀
(Cyclosa bifida)
(Cyclosa bifida)♂
(Cyclosa bifida)
(Cyclosa bifida)♂
(Cyclosa bifida)
(Cyclosa bifida)♂
(Cyclosa bifida)
(Cyclosa bulla)  ♀
(Cyclosa bulla)
(Cyclosa bulla) ♂
(Cyclosa bulla)
(Cyclosa bulla) ♂
(Cyclosa bulla)
(Cyclosa bulla) ♂
(Cyclosa bulla)
(Cyclosa bulla)♂
(Cyclosa bulla)
(Cyclosa insulana) ♀
(Cyclosa insulana)
(Cyclosa insulana) ♀
(Cyclosa insulana)
(Cyclosa insulana) ♂
(Cyclosa insulana)
(Cyclosa insulana) ♂
(Cyclosa insulana)
(Cyclosa insulana) ♂
(Cyclosa insulana)
(Cyclosa insulana) ♂
(Cyclosa insulana)
(Cyrtarachne conica) ♀
(Cyrtarachne conica)
(Cyrtophora sp.)[A] ♀
(Cyrtophora sp.)[A]
(Cyrtophora sp.)[A] ♀
(Cyrtophora sp.)[A]
(Cyrtophora sp.)[A] ♀
(Cyrtophora sp.)[A]
(Cyrtophora sp.)[B] ♀
(Cyrtophora sp.)[B]
(Cyrtophora sp.)[B] ♀
(Cyrtophora sp.)[B]
(Deione sp.)[A] ♂
(Deione sp.)[A]
(Eriovixia sp.)[A] ♀
(Eriovixia sp.)[A]
(Eriovixia sp.)[A] ♀
(Eriovixia sp.)[A]
(Eriovixia sp.)[A] ♀
(Eriovixia sp.)[A]
(Eriovixia sp.)[A] ♀
(Eriovixia sp.)[A]
(Eriovixia sp.)[B] ♀
(Eriovixia sp.)[B]
(Eriovixia sp.)[B] ♀
(Eriovixia sp.)[B]
(Eriovixia sp.)[B] ♀
(Eriovixia sp.)[B]
(Eriovixia sp.)[C] ♀
(Eriovixia sp.)[C]
(Eriovixia sp.)[E] ♂
(Eriovixia sp.)[E]
(Eriovixia sp.)[E] ♀
(Eriovixia sp.)[E]
(Eriovixia sp.)[F] ♂
(Eriovixia sp.)[F]
(Eriovixia sp.)[H] ♀
(Eriovixia sp.)[H]
(Eriovixia sp.)[H] ♀
(Eriovixia sp.)[H]
(Eriovixia sp.)[I] ♂
(Eriovixia sp.)[I]
(Eriovixia laglaizei) immature
(Eriovixia laglaizei)
immature
(Eriovixia laglaizei) ♀
(Eriovixia laglaizei)
(Eriovixia laglaizei) ♂
(Eriovixia laglaizei)
(Eriovixia pseudocentrodes) ♀
(Eriovixia pseudocentrodes)
(Eriovixia pseudocentrodes) ♀
(Eriovixia pseudocentrodes)
(Eriovixia pseudocentrodes) ♀
(Eriovixia pseudocentrodes)
(Eriovixia pseudocentrodes) ♀
(Eriovixia pseudocentrodes)
(Eriovixia pseudocentrodes) ♀
(Eriovixia pseudocentrodes)
(Eriovixia pseudocentrodes)  ♂
(Eriovixia pseudocentrodes)
(Eriovixia pseudocentrodes)  ♂
(Eriovixia pseudocentrodes)
(Gasteracantha sp.)[A] ♀
(Gasteracantha sp.)[A]
(Gasteracantha sp.)[B]  ♀
(Gasteracantha sp.)[B]
(Gasteracantha sp.)[B]  ♀
(Gasteracantha sp.)[B]
(Gasteracantha sp.)[B]  ♀
(Gasteracantha sp.)[B]
(Gasteracantha sp.)[B]  ♂
(Gasteracantha sp.)[B]
(Gasteracantha sp.)[B]  ♂
(Gasteracantha sp.)[B]
(Gasteracantha sp.)[B]  ♂
(Gasteracantha sp.)[B]
(Gasteracantha sp.)[C]  ♂
(Gasteracantha sp.)[C]
(Gasteracantha sp.)[D] ♀
(Gasteracantha sp.)[D]
(Gasteracantha sp.)[D] ♀
(Gasteracantha sp.)[D]
(Gasteracantha sp.)[E] ♀
(Gasteracantha sp.)[E]
(Gasteracantha sp.)[F] ♂
(Gasteracantha sp.)[F]
(Gasteracantha sp.)[G] ♀
(Gasteracantha sp.)[G]
(Gasteracantha sp.)[H] ♂
(Gasteracantha sp.)[H]
(Gasteracantha sp.)[H] ♂
(Gasteracantha sp.)[H]
(Gasteracantha sp.)[H] ♂
(Gasteracantha sp.)[H]
(Gasteracantha sp.)[H] ♂
(Gasteracantha sp.)[H]
(Gasteracantha clavigera) ♀
(Gasteracantha clavigera)
(Gasteracantha diadesmia) ♀
(Gasteracantha diadesmia)
(Gasteracantha diardi) ♀
(Gasteracantha diardi)
(Gasteracantha doriae) ♀
(Gasteracantha doriae)
(Gasteracantha doriae) ♀
(Gasteracantha doriae)
(Gasteracantha mengei) ♀
(Gasteracantha mengei)
(Gea sp.)[A] ♂
(Gea sp.)[A]
(Gea sp.)[A] ♂
(Gea sp.)[A]
(Gea sp.)[B] ♂
(Gea sp.)[B]
(Gea sp.)[C] ♂
(Gea sp.)[C]
(Gea sp.)[C] ♂
(Gea sp.)[C]
(Gea cf heptagon)♀
(Gea cf heptagon)
(Gea spinipes)♀
(Gea spinipes)
(Gea spinipes)♀
(Gea spinipes)
(Gea spinipes)♀
(Gea spinipes)
(cf. Gea spinipes) sub ♀
(cf. Gea spinipes)
sub ♀
(cf. Gea spinipes) sub ♀
(cf. Gea spinipes)
sub ♀
(cf. Gea spinipes) sub ♀
(cf. Gea spinipes)
sub ♀
(cf. Gea spinipes) sub ♀
(cf. Gea spinipes)
sub ♀
(cf. Gea spinipes) sub ♀
(cf. Gea spinipes)
sub ♀
(Gea spinipes)♀
(Gea spinipes)
(Herennia multipuncta) sub ♂
(Herennia multipuncta)
sub ♂
(Herennia multipuncta) sub ♂
(Herennia multipuncta)
sub ♂
(Herennia multipuncta) sub ♂
(Herennia multipuncta)
sub ♂
(Lipocrea fusiformis) ♀
(Lipocrea fusiformis)
(Macracantha arcuata) Long Horn Spider ♀
(Macracantha arcuata)
Long Horn Spider ♀
(Macracantha arcuata) Long Horn Spider ♀
(Macracantha arcuata)
Long Horn Spider ♀
(Macracantha arcuata) Long Horn Spider ♀
(Macracantha arcuata)
Long Horn Spider ♀
(Macracantha hasselti) ♀
(Macracantha hasselti)
(Macracantha arcuata) Long Horn Spider ♀
(Macracantha arcuata)
Long Horn Spider ♀
(Macracantha arcuata) Long Horn Spider ♀
(Macracantha arcuata)
Long Horn Spider ♀
(Macracantha arcuata) Long Horn Spider ♀
(Macracantha arcuata)
Long Horn Spider ♀
(Milonia sp.)[A] ♀
(Milonia sp.)[A]
(Milonia sp.)[A] ♀
(Milonia sp.)[A]
(Milonia sp.)[A] ♀
(Milonia sp.)[A]
(Milonia sp.)[B] ♀
(Milonia sp.)[B]
(Milonia sp.)[B] ♀
(Milonia sp.)[B]
(Neogea nocticolor) ♀
(Neogea nocticolor)
(Neogea nocticolor) ♀
(Neogea nocticolor)
(Neogea nocticolor) ♀
(Neogea nocticolor)
(Neogea nocticolor) ♀
(Neogea nocticolor)
(Neogea nocticolor) ♀
(Neogea nocticolor)
(Neoscona sp.)[A] ♂
(Neoscona sp.)[A]
(Neoscona sp.)[A] ♂
(Neoscona sp.)[A]
(Neoscona sp.)[B]  ♀
(Neoscona sp.)[B]
(Neoscona sp.)[B]  ♀
(Neoscona sp.)[B]
(Neoscona sp.)[C] ♂
(Neoscona sp.)[C]
(Neoscona sp.)[C] ♂
(Neoscona sp.)[C]
(Neoscona sp.)[C] ♂
(Neoscona sp.)[C]
(Neoscona sp.)[D] ♀
(Neoscona sp.)[D]
(Neoscona sp.)[E] ♀
(Neoscona sp.)[E]
(Neoscona sp.)[E] ♀
(Neoscona sp.)[E]
(Neoscona sp.)[E] ♀
(Neoscona sp.)[E]
(Neoscona sp.)[E] ♀
(Neoscona sp.)[E]
(Neoscona sp.)[F]  ♀
(Neoscona sp.)[F]
(Neoscona sp.)[F]  ♀
(Neoscona sp.)[F]
(Neoscona sp.)[F]  ♀
(Neoscona sp.)[F]
(Neoscona sp.)[F]  ♂
(Neoscona sp.)[F]
(Neoscona sp.)[G]  ♂
(Neoscona sp.)[G]
(Neoscona sp.)[G]  ♀
(Neoscona sp.)[G]
(Neoscona sp.)[H]  ♀
(Neoscona sp.)[H]
(Neoscona sp.)[J]  ♀
(Neoscona sp.)[J]
(Neoscona sp.)[N]  ♀
(Neoscona sp.)[N]
(Neoscona sp.)[O]  ♀
(Neoscona sp.)[O]
(Neoscona sp.)[P]  ♀
(Neoscona sp.)[P]
(Neoscona sp.)[Q]  ♂
(Neoscona sp.)[Q]
(Neoscona sp.)[R]  ♀
(Neoscona sp.)[R]
(Neoscona molemensis) ♀
(Neoscona molemensis)
(Neoscona molemensis) ♀
(Neoscona molemensis)
(Neoscona molemensis) ♀
(Neoscona molemensis)
(Neoscona molemensis) ♀
(Neoscona molemensis)
(Neoscona molemensis) ♀
(Neoscona molemensis)
(Neoscona molemensis) ♀
(Neoscona molemensis)
(Neoscona molemensis) ♀
(Neoscona molemensis)
(Neoscona punctigera)  ♀
(Neoscona punctigera)
(Neoscona vigilans) ♀
(Neoscona vigilans)
(Neoscona vigilans) ♂
(Neoscona vigilans)
(Nephila pilipes) Golden Web Spider ♀
(Nephila pilipes)
Golden Web Spider ♀
(Nephila pilipes) Golden Web Spider ♀
(Nephila pilipes)
Golden Web Spider ♀
(Nephila pilipes) Golden Web Spider ♀
(Nephila pilipes)
Golden Web Spider ♀
(Nephila pilipes) Golden Web Spider ♀
(Nephila pilipes)
Golden Web Spider ♀
(Nephila pilipes) Golden Web Spider ♀
(Nephila pilipes)
Golden Web Spider ♀
(Nephila pilipes) Golden Web Spider ♀
(Nephila pilipes)
Golden Web Spider ♀
(Nephila pilipes) Golden Web Spider ♀
(Nephila pilipes)
Golden Web Spider ♀
(Nephila pilipes) Golden Web Spider sub ♂
(Nephila pilipes)
Golden Web Spider
sub ♂
(Nephila pilipes) Golden Web Spider sub ♂
(Nephila pilipes)
Golden Web Spider
sub ♂
(Nephila pilipes) Golden Web Spider  sub ♀
(Nephila pilipes)
Golden Web Spider
sub ♀
(Nephila pilipes) Golden Web Spider  sub ♀
(Nephila pilipes)
Golden Web Spider
sub ♀
(Nephila pilipes) Golden Web Spider  sub ♀
(Nephila pilipes)
Golden Web Spider
sub ♀
(Nephila pilipes) Golden Web Spider  sub ♀
(Nephila pilipes)
Golden Web Spider
sub ♀
(Nephila pilipes) Golden Web Spider  sub ♀
(Nephila pilipes)
Golden Web Spider
sub ♀
(Nephila pilipes) Golden Web Spider  sub ♀
(Nephila pilipes)
Golden Web Spider
sub ♀
(Nephila pilipes) Golden Web Spider ♂
(Nephila pilipes)
Golden Web Spider ♂
(Nephila pilipes) Golden Web Spider ♂
(Nephila pilipes)
Golden Web Spider ♂
(Nephila pilipes) Golden Web Spider ♂
(Nephila pilipes)
Golden Web Spider ♂
(Nephilengys malabarensis) sub ♀
(Nephilengys malabarensis)
sub ♀
(Nephilengys malabarensis) sub ♀
(Nephilengys malabarensis)
sub ♀
(Nephilengys malabarensis) sub ♀
(Nephilengys malabarensis)
sub ♀
(Nephilengys malabarensis) sub ♀
(Nephilengys malabarensis)
sub ♀
(Nephilengys malabarensis)  ♀
(Nephilengys malabarensis)
(Nephilengys malabarensis) sub ♀
(Nephilengys malabarensis)
sub ♀
(Nephilengys malabarensis)  ♀
(Nephilengys malabarensis)
(Nephilengys malabarensis)  ♂
(Nephilengys malabarensis)
(Nephilengys malabarensis)  ♂
(Nephilengys malabarensis)
(Parawixia dehaani)  ♀
(Parawixia dehaani)
(Parawixia dehaani)  ♀
(Parawixia dehaani)
(Parawixia dehaani)  ♂
(Parawixia dehaani)
(Parawixia dehaani)  ♂
(Parawixia dehaani)
(Singa perpolita)  ♀
(Singa perpolita)
(Talthybia depressa) ♂
(Talthybia depressa)
(ARANEID sp.) [B]  ♀
(ARANEID sp.) [B]
(ARANEID sp.) [B]  ♀
(ARANEID sp.) [B]
(ARANEID sp.) [B]  ♀
(ARANEID sp.) [B]
(ARANEID sp.) [C]  ♂
(ARANEID sp.) [C]