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 110 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Araneus includes 12 countries and 26 states in the United States. Araneus is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of September.

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 110 confirmed sightings of Araneus (Angulate & Round-shouldered Orb-weavers), with the most recent sighting submitted on May 18, 2018 by Spider ID member mommabeanz. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 110 sightings because of certain Araneus sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 55% of the time, Araneus spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 64)
  • Sex: 44 female and 19 male.
  • Environment: Araneus has been sighted 70 times outdoors, and 6 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (36). Low foliage (11). High foliage (8). Ground layer (8). Open field, pasture, grassland (3). Forest (4).

Location and Range

Araneus (Angulate & Round-shouldered Orb-weavers) has been sighted in the following countries: Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Malaysia, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Zambia.

Araneus has also been sighted in the following states: Alabama, California, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin.

Seasonality

Araneus has been primarily sighted during the month of September.

  • January: 7
  • February: 8
  • March: 4
  • April: 5
  • May: 11
  • June: 5
  • July: 7
  • August: 13
  • September: 25
  • October: 14
  • November: 6
  • December: 4


Araneus Species


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