Araneus mitificus
(Kidney Garden Spider)

Featured spider picture The spider species Araneus mitificus, commonly known as Kidney Garden Spider, belongs to the genus Araneus, in the family Araneidae. Araneus mitificus spiders have been sighted 3 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Araneus mitificus includes 3 countries and 0 states in the United States. Araneus mitificus is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of January.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

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

Other Common Names

Kidney Garden Spider, Pale Orb-weaver, Pringles-man Spider


Eugène Simon, 1886

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Sightings Overview

There have been 3 confirmed sightings of Araneus mitificus (Kidney Garden Spider), with the most recent sighting submitted on March 6, 2019 by Spider ID member iambee. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 3 sightings because of certain Araneus mitificus sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 67% of the time, Araneus mitificus spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 3)
  • Sex: 0 female and 0 male.
  • Environment: Araneus mitificus has been sighted 2 times outdoors, and 1 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Low foliage (1). High foliage (1).

Location and Range

Araneus mitificus (Kidney Garden Spider) has been sighted in the following countries: Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand.


Araneus mitificus has been primarily sighted during the month of January.

  • January: 1
  • February:
  • March: 1
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  • October: 1
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