Argiope
(Garden Orb-weavers)

Argiope, commonly known as Garden Orb-weavers, is a genus of spiders in the family Araneidae. Argiope spiders have been sighted 376 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Argiope includes 47 countries and 44 states in the United States. Argiope 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: Argiope

Common Name (AASMore information icon)

Garden Orb-weavers

Other Common Names

Writing Spiders

Author

Victor Audouin, 1826

Sightings Overview

There have been 376 confirmed sightings of Argiope (Garden Orb-weavers), with the most recent sighting submitted on May 25, 2024 by Spider ID member jhoff1515. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 376 sightings because of certain Argiope sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 80% of the time, Argiope spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 376)
  • Sex: 80 female and 12 male.
  • Environment: Argiope has been sighted 429 times outdoors, and 30 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (171). On flower (17). Low foliage (146). High foliage (21). Ground layer (20). Under rock or debris (3). Freshwater river, lake, stream (7). Saltwater (6). Open field, pasture, grassland (23). Forest (10). Desert area (5).

Location and Range

Argiope (Garden Orb-weavers) has been sighted in the following countries: Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Ecuador, Egypt, France, Georgia, Greece, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, Nigeria, Oman, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vietnam, Zimbabwe.

Argiope has also been sighted in the following states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin.

Seasonality

Argiope has been primarily sighted during the month of September.

  • January: 17
  • February: 24
  • March: 33
  • April: 25
  • May: 25
  • June: 12
  • July: 18
  • August: 59
  • September: 68
  • October: 60
  • November: 14
  • December: 21

Argiope Species


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