Acanthepeira stellata
(Star-bellied Orb-weaver)

Featured spider picture The spider species Acanthepeira stellata, commonly known as Star-bellied Orb-weaver, belongs to the genus Acanthepeira, in the family Araneidae. Acanthepeira stellata spiders have been sighted 10 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Acanthepeira stellata includes 2 countries and 5 states in the United States. Acanthepeira stellata 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
  • Species: Acanthepeira stellata

Common Name (AASMore information icon)

Star-bellied Orb-weaver

Author

Charles Athanase Walckenaer, 1805

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Sightings Overview

There have been 10 confirmed sightings of Acanthepeira stellata (Star-bellied Orb-weaver), 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 stellata sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 20% of the time, Acanthepeira stellata spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 10)
  • Sex: 3 female and 0 male.
  • Environment: Acanthepeira stellata 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 stellata (Star-bellied Orb-weaver) has been sighted in the following countries: Canada, United States.

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

Seasonality

Acanthepeira stellata 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:

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