Acanthepeira is a genus of spiders in the family Araneidae. Acanthepeira spiders have been sighted 10 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Acanthepeira includes 2 countries and 5 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 10 confirmed sightings of Acanthepeira, with the most recent sighting submitted on October 20, 2018 by Spider ID member lollitzy. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 10 sightings because of certain Acanthepeira sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 20% of the time, Acanthepeira spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 10)
  • Sex: 3 female and 0 male.
  • Environment: Acanthepeira has been sighted 9 times outdoors, and 1 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (5). 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, Georgia, Kansas, Texas, Virginia.


Acanthepeira has been primarily sighted during the month of February.

  • January:
  • February: 3
  • March:
  • April:
  • May: 2
  • June:
  • July:
  • August:
  • September: 2
  • October: 2
  • November: 1
  • December:

Acanthepeira Species