Araneus
(Angulate & Round-shouldered Orb-weavers)

Araneus, commonly known as Angulate & Round-shouldered Orb-weavers, is a genus of spiders in the family Araneidae. Araneus spiders have been sighted 449 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Araneus includes 27 countries and 42 states in the United States. Araneus is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of October.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

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

Common Name (AASMore information icon)

Angulate & Round-shouldered Orb-weavers

Author

Carl Alexander Clerck, 1757

Sightings Overview

There have been 449 confirmed sightings of Araneus (Angulate & Round-shouldered Orb-weavers), with the most recent sighting submitted on January 9, 2020 by Spider ID member jewly7. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 449 sightings because of certain Araneus sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 51% of the time, Araneus spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 403)
  • Sex: 94 female and 32 male.
  • Environment: Araneus has been sighted 416 times outdoors, and 44 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (248). On flower (5). Low foliage (52). High foliage (41). Ground layer (36). Under rock or debris (4). Freshwater river, lake, stream (3). Saltwater (1). Open field, pasture, grassland (11). Forest (15).

Location and Range

Araneus (Angulate & Round-shouldered Orb-weavers) has been sighted in the following countries: Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Zambia.

Araneus has also been sighted in the following states: Alabama, Alaska, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

Seasonality

Araneus has been primarily sighted during the month of October.

  • January: 10
  • February: 11
  • March: 7
  • April: 9
  • May: 31
  • June: 19
  • July: 20
  • August: 59
  • September: 77
  • October: 159
  • November: 24
  • December: 22

Araneus Species


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Picture of Araneus spp. (Angulate & Round-shouldered Orb-weavers) - Female - Ventral,Webs Enlarge Picture
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