Acanthepeira is a genus of spiders in the family Araneidae. Acanthepeira spiders have been sighted 12 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Acanthepeira includes 2 countries and 6 states in the United States. Acanthepeira is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of February.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Arachnida
  • Order: Araneae
  • Suborder: Araneomorphae
  • Family: Araneidae
  • Genus: Acanthepeira


Marx, 1883

Sightings Overview

There have been 12 confirmed sightings of Acanthepeira, with the most recent sighting submitted on February 12, 2019 by Spider ID member cpsycho32535. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 12 sightings because of certain Acanthepeira sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 33% of the time, Acanthepeira spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 12)
  • Sex: 3 female and 0 male.
  • Environment: Acanthepeira has been sighted 11 times outdoors, and 1 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (7). Low foliage (1). High foliage (1). Ground layer (2).

Location and Range

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

Acanthepeira has also been sighted in the following states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Texas, Virginia.


Acanthepeira has been primarily sighted during the month of February.

  • January:
  • February: 5
  • March:
  • April:
  • May: 2
  • June:
  • July:
  • August:
  • September: 2
  • October: 2
  • November: 1
  • December:

Acanthepeira Species

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