Agelenopsis potteri

Featured spider picture The spider species Agelenopsis potteri belongs to the genus Agelenopsis, in the family Agelenidae. Agelenopsis potteri spiders have been sighted 18 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Agelenopsis potteri includes 2 countries and 3 states in the United States. Agelenopsis potteri is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of October.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Arachnida
  • Order: Araneae
  • Suborder: Araneomorphae
  • Family: Agelenidae
  • Genus: Agelenopsis
  • Species: Agelenopsis potteri

Author

John Blackwall, 1846

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Sightings Overview

There have been 18 confirmed sightings of Agelenopsis potteri, with the most recent sighting submitted on October 24, 2018 by Spider ID member rickcwest. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 18 sightings because of certain Agelenopsis potteri sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 100% of the time, Agelenopsis potteri spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 1)
  • Sex: 4 female and 0 male.
  • Environment: Agelenopsis potteri has been sighted 2 times outdoors, and 0 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Low foliage (1). Forest (1).

Location and Range

Agelenopsis potteri has been sighted in the following countries: Canada, United States.

Agelenopsis potteri has also been sighted in the following states: Massachusetts, Washington, Wisconsin.

Seasonality

Agelenopsis potteri has been primarily sighted during the month of October.

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  • June:
  • July: 1
  • August: 2
  • September: 4
  • October: 9
  • November:
  • December: 2

Additional Remarks

  • Pedipalps of adult males have long, black, coiled embolus with a hook at the tip. The hook is distinctive but often needs to be checked under a microscope, as other males in the genus Agelenopsis have a hook, too.
  • General appearance can be mistaken for other species in the genus Agelenopsis. A microscope exam is typically needed to separate them.

Featured Pictures

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