Argiope argentata
(Silver Garden Spider)

Featured spider picture The spider species Argiope argentata, commonly known as Silver Garden Spider, belongs to the genus Argiope, in the family Araneidae. Argiope argentata spiders have been sighted 26 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Argiope argentata includes 6 countries and 3 states in the United States. Argiope argentata 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: Argiope
  • Species: Argiope argentata

Common Name (AASMore information icon)

Silver Garden Spider

Other Common Names

Silver Argiope

Author

(Fabricius, 1775)

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Sightings Overview

There have been 26 confirmed sightings of Argiope argentata (Silver Garden Spider), with the most recent sighting submitted on May 23, 2019 by Spider ID member msmendoza54. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 26 sightings because of certain Argiope argentata sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 73% of the time, Argiope argentata spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 26)
  • Sex: 5 female and 0 male.
  • Environment: Argiope argentata has been sighted 27 times outdoors, and 4 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (13). On flower (1). Low foliage (9). Saltwater (1). Open field, pasture, grassland (2). Desert area (1).

Location and Range

Argiope argentata (Silver Garden Spider) has been sighted in the following countries: Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, Colombia, United States, Uruguay.

Argiope argentata has also been sighted in the following states: California, Florida, Texas.

Seasonality

Argiope argentata has been primarily sighted during the month of May.

  • January: 2
  • February: 3
  • March: 4
  • April: 5
  • May: 7
  • June: 1
  • July:
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  • September:
  • October: 3
  • November: 1
  • December:

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