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 386 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Araneus includes 24 countries and 39 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 386 confirmed sightings of Araneus (Angulate & Round-shouldered Orb-weavers), with the most recent sighting submitted on April 17, 2019 by Spider ID member emmynathalya. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 386 sightings because of certain Araneus sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 51% of the time, Araneus spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 340)
  • Sex: 90 female and 29 male.
  • Environment: Araneus has been sighted 358 times outdoors, and 37 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (211). On flower (4). Low foliage (47). High foliage (31). Ground layer (34). Under rock or debris (4). Freshwater river, lake, stream (2). Saltwater (1). Open field, pasture, grassland (10). Forest (14).

Location and Range

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

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

Seasonality

Araneus has been primarily sighted during the month of October.

  • January: 8
  • February: 11
  • March: 7
  • April: 9
  • May: 22
  • June: 12
  • July: 15
  • August: 42
  • September: 67
  • October: 152
  • November: 19
  • December: 21


Araneus Species


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