Family: Araneidae Clerck,1757 [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spiderfam:0102] Detail
Gen. Nephila Leach, 1815 [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidergen:01397] Detail
N.B.: May be a senior synonym of Heterargiope Kishida, 1931 (see under Argiope maja); placed in Araneidae by Wunderlich, 2004g: 960; transferred from Tetragnathidae to Nephilidae by Kuntner, 2006: 24; transferred from Nephilidae to Araneidae by Dimitrov et al., 2017: 245; for the familial placement see also the note at the family.
Transferred to other genera:
Nephila adelaidensis Hogg, 1910 -- see Trichonephila
Nephila aerea (Hogg, 1896) -- see Trichonephila
Nephila ambigua Kulczyński, 1911 -- see Trichonephila
Nephila antipodiana (Walckenaer, 1841) -- see Trichonephila
Nephila celebesiana Strand, 1915 -- see Trichonephila
Nephila chacoensis Badcock, 1932 -- see Trichonephila
Nephila clavata Schenkel, 1963 -- see Trichonephila
Nephila clavata L. Koch, 1878 -- see Trichonephila
Nephila clavata Ono, 2011 -- see Trichonephila
Nephila clavatoides Schenkel, 1953 -- see Trichonephila
Nephila clavipes (Linnaeus, 1767) -- see Trichonephila
Nephila clavipes (De Geer, 1778) -- see Trichonephila
Nephila clavipes (Walckenaer, 1841) -- see Trichonephila
Nephila dolabella Thorell, 1899 -- see Trichonephila
Nephila dubia Badcock, 1932 -- see Trichonephila
Nephila edulis (Labillardière, 1799) -- see Trichonephila
Nephila fenestrata Thorell, 1859 -- see Trichonephila
Nephila fenestrata Dahl, 1912 -- see Trichonephila
Nephila fenestrata (Blackwall, 1865) -- see Trichonephila
Nephila fontanae Holmberg, 1876 -- see Trichonephila
Nephila inaurata Canard, 1975 -- see Trichonephila
Nephila inaurata (Walckenaer, 1841) -- see Trichonephila
Nephila inaurata (Vinson, 1863) -- see Trichonephila
Nephila komaci Kuntner & Coddington, 2009 -- see Trichonephila
Nephila laurinae (Strand, 1911) -- see Trichonephila
Nephila maja (Bösenberg & Strand, 1906) -- see Trichonephila
Nephila meridionalis Hogg, 1910 -- see Trichonephila
Nephila meridionalis Hogg, 1914 -- see Trichonephila
Nephila nigritarsis Pocock, 1900 -- see Trichonephila
Nephila picta Rainbow, 1896 -- see Trichonephila
Nephila plumipes (Latreille, 1804) -- see Trichonephila
Nephila sarasinorum Merian, 1911 -- see Trichonephila
Nephila senegalensis Dahl, 1912 -- see Trichonephila
Nephila senegalensis (Walckenaer, 1841) -- see Trichonephila
Nephila senegalensis (Thorell, 1859) -- see Trichonephila
Nephila senegalensis Dahl, 1912 -- see Trichonephila
Nephila senegalensis Simon, 1890 -- see Trichonephila
Nephila senegalensis Dahl, 1912 -- see Trichonephila
Nephila senegalensis (Blackwall, 1865) -- see Trichonephila
Nephila senegalensis Brito Capello, 1867 -- see Trichonephila
Nephila senegalensis Pocock, 1898 -- see Trichonephila
Nephila sexpunctata Giebel, 1867 -- see Trichonephila
Nephila sulphurea Taczanowski, 1873 -- see Alpaida
Nephila sumptuosa Gerstäcker, 1873 -- see Trichonephila
Nephila thomensis Benoit, 1963 -- see Trichonephila
Nephila turneri Benoit, 1964 -- see Trichonephila
Nephila turneri Blackwall, 1833 -- see Trichonephila
In synonymy:
Nephila pictithorax Kulczyński, 1911 = Nephila pilipes (Fabricius, 1793) (Harvey, Austin & Adams, 2007: 423).
Nephila pilipes annulipes Thorell, 1881 = Nephila pilipes (Fabricius, 1793) (Harvey, Austin & Adams, 2007: 423).
Nephila pilipes flavornata Merian, 1911 = Nephila pilipes (Fabricius, 1793) (Harvey, Austin & Adams, 2007: 423).
Nephila pilipes hasselti (Doleschall, 1859) = Nephila pilipes (Fabricius, 1793) (Harvey, Austin & Adams, 2007: 423).
Nephila pilipes jalorensis (Simon, 1901) = Nephila pilipes (Fabricius, 1793) (Harvey, Austin & Adams, 2007: 423).
Nephila pilipes lauterbachi (Dahl, 1912) = Nephila pilipes (Fabricius, 1793) (Harvey, Austin & Adams, 2007: 423).
Nephila pilipes novaeguineae (Strand, 1906) = Nephila pilipes (Fabricius, 1793) (Harvey, Austin & Adams, 2007: 423).
Nephila pilipes piscatorum Vis, 1911 = Nephila pilipes (Fabricius, 1793) (Harvey, Austin & Adams, 2007: 423).
Nephila pilipes walckenaeri (Doleschall, 1857) = Nephila pilipes (Fabricius, 1793) (Harvey, Austin & Adams, 2007: 423).
Nephila prolixa L. Koch, 1872 (removed from S of N. plumipes) = Nephila tetragnathoides (Walckenaer, 1841) (Harvey, Austin & Adams, 2007: 434).
Nephila comorana Strand, 1916 | m f | Comoros, Mayotte     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:013946]
Nephila comorana Strand, 1916d: 120 (Dmf).
Nephila comorana Schmidt & Jocqué, 1986: 206, f. 1-3 (mf).
Nephila constricta Karsch, 1879 | m f | Tropical Africa     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:013948]
Nephila constricta Karsch, 1879e: 834, pl. 11, f. 4 (Df).
Nephila lucasi Simon, 1887a: 270 (Df).
Nephila baculigera Thorell, 1899: 36 (Dm).
Nephila constricta Dahl, 1912a: 42, 55.
Nephila constricta Kuntner, Coddington & Hormiga, 2008: 166, f. 7D-E (m).
Nephila constricta Kuntner, Coddington & Schneider, 2009: 1452, f. 1A, 4E (mf).
Nephila cornuta (Pallas, 1772) | m f | Guyana     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:013947]
Aranea cornuta Pallas, 1772: 44, pl. 3, f. 13 (Df).
Nephila cornuta F. O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1901b: 325, pl. 7, f. 5 (f).
Nephila clavipes cornuta Dahl, 1912a: 46, 74.
Nephila cornuta Archer, 1958: 3, f. 3-6 (f, Dm, elevated from subspecies of N. clavipes).
Nephila dirangensis Biswas & Biswas, 2006 | f | India     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:040003]
Nephila dirangensis Biswas & Biswas, 2006: 512, f. 11-13 (Df).
Nephila kuhlii (Doleschall, 1859) | f | India to Indonesia (Sulawesi)     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:013955]
Epeira kuhlii Doleschall, 1859: 27, pl. 9, f. 7 (Df).
Nephila kuhlii Thorell, 1887: 150.
Nephila kuhlii Tikader, 1982a: 104, f. 198-201 (removed f from S of N. pilipes).
Nephila laurinae Thorell, 1881 | m f | China to Solomon Is.     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:013956]
Epeira imperialis Doleschall, 1857: 413 (Df; preoccupied by Walckenaer, 1805).
Epeira imperialis Doleschall, 1859: 28, pl. 12, f. 2 (j).
Nephila imperialis Thorell, 1878b: 118.
Nephila laurinae Thorell, 1881: 142 (Df).
Nephila imperialis Dahl, 1912a: 36, 59 (Dm).
Nephila imperialis Liao, Chen & Song, 1984: 69, f. 1A-C (mf).
Nephila imperialis Song, 1987: 173, f. 133 (mf).
Nephila imperialis Song, Zhu & Chen, 1999: 217, f. 124O-P, 125D (mf).
Nephila laurinae Zhu, Song & Zhang, 2003: 78, f. 33A-I (mf).
Nephila pakistaniensis Ghafoor & Beg, 2002 | m f | Pakistan     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:040004]
Nephila pakistaniensis Ghafoor & Beg, 2002a: 526, f. 2A-D (Dmf).
Nephila pilipes (Fabricius, 1793) * | m f | India to China, Vietnam, Philippines, Australia     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:013960]
Aranea longipes Fabricius, 1781: 545 (Df; preoccupied by Fuesslin, 1775).
Aranea maculata Fabricius, 1793: 424 (D, preoccupied by Olivier, 1789).
Aranea pilipes Fabricius, 1793: 425 (Df).
Aranea sebae Walckenaer, 1802: 55 (Df).
Epeira chrysogaster Walckenaer, 1805: 53 (D).
Nephila maculata Leach, 1815: 134, pl. 110 (f).
Nephila fuscipes C. L. Koch, 1839a: 136, f. 528 (Df).
Epeira chrysogaster Walckenaer, 1841: 92 (Df).
Epeira fuscipes Walckenaer, 1841: 97.
Epeira doreyana Walckenaer, 1841: 100 (Df).
Epeira caliginosa Walckenaer, 1841: 100 (Df).
Nephila ornata Adams, 1847: 291 (Df).
Epeira penicillum Doleschall, 1857: 413 (Df).
Epeira walckenaeri Doleschall, 1857: 413 (Df).
Epeira hasseltii Doleschall, 1859: 27, pl. 13, f. 5 (Df).
Epeira chrysogaster Doleschall, 1859: 27, pl. 14, f. 2, pl. 11, f. 2 (f).
Epeira walckenaeri Doleschall, 1859: pl. 1, f. 4, pl. 2, f. 4 (f).
Epeira harpyia Doleschall, 1859: 28, pl. 14, f. 1 (Df).
Nephila chrysogaster O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1871d: 620, pl. 49, f. 3-4 (f, Dm).
Meta ornata L. Koch, 1872a: 134, pl. 11, f. 6 (j).
Nephila fuscipes L. Koch, 1872a: 156, pl. 13, f. 1 (f).
Nephila pecuniosa L. Koch, 1872a: 157, pl. 13, f. 2 (Df).
Nephila aurosa L. Koch, 1872a: 160, pl. 13, f. 4 (Df).
Nephila procera L. Koch, 1872a: 162, pl. 14, f. 1 (Df).
Nephila sulphurosa L. Koch, 1872a: 163, pl. 14, f. 2 (Df).
Nephila tenuipes L. Koch, 1872a: 165, pl. 13, f. 5 (Df).
Nephila walckenaeri Thorell, 1877b: 447.
Nephila maculata annulipes Thorell, 1881: 146 (Df).
Nephila maculata McCook, 1894: 254, pl. 23, f. 4 (f).
Nephila maculata Simon, 1894a: 755, f. 832-833 (mf).
Nephila maculata jalorensis Simon, 1901k: 58 (Dj).
Nephila maculata Bösenberg & Strand, 1906: 193, pl. 11, f. 208 (f).
Nephila submaculata Strand, 1906c: 30 (Df).
Nephila maculata novae-guineae Strand, 1906d: 261 (Df).
Nephila maculata flavornata Merian, 1911: 195 (Df).
Nephila maculata piscatorum Vis, 1911: 167 (Df).
Nephila pictithorax Kulczyński, 1911c: 469, pl. 20, f. 40 (Df).
Nephila maculata Dahl, 1912a: 35, 52.
Nephila maculata lauterbachi Dahl, 1912a: 53 (Df).
Nephila maculata hasselti Hogg, 1915a: 440.
Nephila maculata walckenaeri Hogg, 1915a: 441.
Nephila maculata Saito, 1959: 117, f. 140a-d (f).
Nephila maculata Chrysanthus, 1959: 197, f. 2, 11, 24 (f).
Nephila maculata Chrysanthus, 1960: 23, f. 3-4 (m).
Nephila maculata Wiehle, 1967b: 195, f. 51 (f).
Nephila maculata Levi, 1980a: 17, f. 16-22 (mf).
Nephila maculata Tikader, 1982a: 97, f. 187-190 (f).
Nephila pilipes Schult & Sellenschlo, 1983: 222, f. 4-5, 11-12 (mf).
Nephila maculata Wunderlich, 1986: 197, f. 163 (m).
Nephila maculata Song, 1987: 174, f. 134 (mf).
Nephila pilipes Barrion et al., 1988b: 248, f. 1, 2a-e (f).
Nephila maculata Hu & Wu, 1989: 106, f. 81.1-3 (mf).
Nephila maculata Chikuni, 1989b: 80, f. 52 (mf).
Nephila maculata Feng, 1990: 97, f. 72.1-5 (mf).
Nephila maculata Chen & Zhang, 1991: 111, f. 105.1-4 (mf).
Nephila maculata Barrion & Litsinger, 1995: 560, f. 346a-c, 347a-e (mf).
Nephila pilipes Song, Zhu & Chen, 1999: 217, f. 124Q-R, 125E (mf).
Nephila pilipes Song, Zhu & Chen, 2001: 168, f. 98A-C (mf).
Nephila pilipes Zhu, Song & Zhang, 2003: 82, f. 34A-F, 35A-C, pl. VA-D (mf).
Nephila maculata Kim, 2006: 203, f. 1a-c, 2a-e (mf).
Nephila maculata Gajbe, 2007: 510, f. 266-268 (f).
Nephila pilipes Harvey, Austin & Adams, 2007: 422, f. 1-2, 4-5, 19-31 (mf, S).
Nephila pilipes Tanikawa, 2007c: 94, f. 310-315, 766-767 (mf).
Nephila pilipes Tanikawa, 2009: 404, f. 3-4 (mf).
Nephila pilipes Sen et al., 2015: 104, f. 607-611, pl. 21 (f).
Nephila pilipes malagassa Strand, 1907 | f | Madagascar     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:013966]
Nephila maculata malagassa Strand, 1907a: 533 (Df).
Nephila maculata malagassa Strand, 1907n: 609 (Df).
Nephila robusta Tikader, 1962 | f | India     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:013972]
Nephila robusta Tikader, 1962b: 566 (Df).
Nephila robusta Tikader, 1982a: 100, f. 191-194 (f).
Nephila tetragnathoides (Walckenaer, 1841) | m f | Fiji, Tonga, Niue     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:013984]
Epeira tetragnatoides Walckenaer, 1841: 100 (Df, lapsus).
Epeira durvilla Walckenaer, 1841: 103 (Df).
Nephila prolixa L. Koch, 1872a: 149, pl. 12, f. 2 (Df).
Nephila flagellans L. Koch, 1872a: 153, pl. 12, f. 5, 5a-b, 6, 6a (mf, in part, misidentified).
Nephila tetragnathoides Dahl, 1912a: 35, 60.
Nephila prolixa Strand, 1915d: 206, pl. 16, f. 49 (mf).
Nephila tetragnathoides Harvey, Austin & Adams, 2007: 434, f. 47-59 (f, Dm, S).
Nephila vitiana (Walckenaer, 1847) | f | Indonesia, Fiji, Tonga     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:013987]
Epeira vitiana Walckenaer, 1847a: 471 (Df).
Nephila wallacei Thorell, 1877b: 449 (Df).
Nephila piepersii Thorell, 1877b: 451 (Df).
Nephila piepersii Merian, 1911: 197, pl. 9, f. 8-9.
Nephila vitiana Dahl, 1912a: 36, 59, 61.
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