Celaenia excavata
(Bird-dropping Spider)

Featured spider picture The spider species Celaenia excavata, commonly known as Bird-dropping Spider, belongs to the genus Celaenia, in the family Araneidae. Celaenia excavata spiders have been sighted 4 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Celaenia excavata includes 2 countries and 0 states in the United States. Celaenia excavata 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
  • Species: Celaenia excavata

Other Common Names

Bird-dropping Spider


(L. Koch, 1867)

Primary Colors

Sightings Overview

There have been 4 confirmed sightings of Celaenia excavata (Bird-dropping Spider), with the most recent sighting submitted on March 2, 2019 by Spider ID member jude. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 4 sightings because of certain Celaenia excavata sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 50% of the time, Celaenia excavata spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 4)
  • Sex: 1 female and 0 male.
  • Environment: Celaenia excavata has been sighted 4 times outdoors, and 0 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: On flower (1). Low foliage (3).

Location and Range

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


Celaenia excavata has been primarily sighted during the month of March.

  • January:
  • February: 1
  • March: 2
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  • November:
  • December: 1

Additional Remarks

Type species.

Featured Pictures

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