AppearanceFemales are large and grow to a body size of 30–50 mm , with males growing to 5–6 mm. It is the largest of the orb-weaving spiders apart from the recently discovered ''Nephila komaci'', and one of the biggest spiders in the world.
The ''Nephila pilipes'' golden web is vertical with a fine irregular mesh and not symmetrical, with the hub usually nearer the top. Rather than egg sacs being hung in the web, a pit is dug which is then covered with plant debris or soil.
The first, second, and fourth pairs of legs of juvenile females have dense hairy brushes, but these brushes disappear as the spider matures.
FoodRaglai people in Vietnamese Bình Thuận Province consume the spiders after roasting, and consider them a healthy food source.
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