Golden Orb Weaver
Golden Orb Weaver - Nephila sp.
Female 35 - 40mm
Male 5 - 6mm
Make large sticky webs amongst trees and houses, where flying insects could become entrapped. The web can sometimes appear to have a yellow tinge. Can be unsightly in many urban situations.
Risk to Humans and Pets:
Not usually aggressive. Not known as a toxic spider.