Araneus bicentenarius
(Giant Lichen Orb-weaver)

Featured spider picture The spider species Araneus bicentenarius, commonly known as Giant Lichen Orb-weaver, belongs to the genus Araneus, in the family Araneidae. Araneus bicentenarius spiders have been sighted 26 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Araneus bicentenarius includes 1 countries and 9 states in the United States. Araneus bicentenarius is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of May.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

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

Other Common Names

Giant Lichen Orb-weaver

Author

(McCook, 1888)

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Sightings Overview

There have been 26 confirmed sightings of Araneus bicentenarius (Giant Lichen Orb-weaver), with the most recent sighting submitted on July 2, 2019 by Spider ID member troy2019. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 26 sightings because of certain Araneus bicentenarius sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 81% of the time, Araneus bicentenarius spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 26)
  • Sex: 3 female and 3 male.
  • Environment: Araneus bicentenarius has been sighted 30 times outdoors, and 1 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (10). Low foliage (1). High foliage (14). Open field, pasture, grassland (4). Forest (1).

Location and Range

Araneus bicentenarius (Giant Lichen Orb-weaver) has been sighted in the following countries: United States.

Araneus bicentenarius has also been sighted in the following states: Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Maine, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin.

Seasonality

Araneus bicentenarius has been primarily sighted during the month of May.

  • January:
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  • March:
  • April: 1
  • May: 10
  • June: 8
  • July: 4
  • August: 3
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Picture of Araneus bicentenarius (Giant Lichen Orb-weaver) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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