Nephilas are the largest of orb-weaving spiders. The females can have a body up to 2 inches long with legs that span up to 6 inches. The male however are much smaller, usually about 1/3 inch in body length. The N. antipodiana female is distinguished from other species of Nephila by the yellow spotted abdomen. Similar to N. pilipes, the web is large and has some slight golden stain.