(Bird-dropping Spiders)

Celaenia, commonly known as Bird-dropping Spiders, is a genus of spiders in the family Araneidae. Celaenia spiders have been sighted 6 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Celaenia includes 2 countries and 0 states in the United States. Celaenia 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: Celaenia

Other Common Names

Bird-dropping Spiders


Thorell, 1868

Sightings Overview

There have been 6 confirmed sightings of Celaenia (Bird-dropping Spiders), with the most recent sighting submitted on May 15, 2019 by Spider ID member mwollymoo. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 6 sightings because of certain Celaenia sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 50% of the time, Celaenia spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 6)
  • Sex: 2 female and 0 male.
  • Environment: Celaenia has been sighted 6 times outdoors, and 0 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: On flower (1). Low foliage (4). High foliage (1).

Location and Range

Celaenia (Bird-dropping Spiders) has been sighted in the following countries: Australia, New Zealand.


Celaenia has been primarily sighted during the month of March.

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

Celaenia Species