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 20 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 March.

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 20 confirmed sightings of Argiope argentata (Silver Garden Spider), with the most recent sighting submitted on April 15, 2019 by Spider ID member ness. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 20 sightings because of certain Argiope argentata sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 75% of the time, Argiope argentata spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 20)
  • Sex: 5 female and 0 male.
  • Environment: Argiope argentata has been sighted 19 times outdoors, and 2 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (9). On flower (1). Low foliage (8). Saltwater (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 March.

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

Featured Pictures

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