The scientific name for Orb spiders is Araneidae, a family that consists of a little over 3000 species around the world. Thailand is home to some trully amazing examples of this family, such as the vibrant yellow and black Gasteracantha hasselti or Hasselt's Spiny Spider. Orb spiders easily recognized by their orb shaped webs that can be found everywhere from the busiest cities, through to forests such as those found in the Doi Suthep - Doi Pui National Park, Chiang Mai Province.
Genera: Acusilas, Eriovixia, Neoscona, Parawixia
Genera: Argiope, Gea
Genera: Cyrtarachne, Poltys
Genera: Gasteracantha, Macracantha
Genera: Herennia, Nephila, Nephilengys