(Tent-web Spiders)

Cyrtophora, commonly known as Tent-web Spiders, is a genus of spiders in the family Araneidae. Cyrtophora spiders have been sighted 11 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Cyrtophora includes 6 countries and 1 states in the United States. Cyrtophora is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of February.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Arachnida
  • Order: Araneae
  • Suborder: Araneomorphae
  • Family: Araneidae
  • Genus: Cyrtophora

Other Common Names

Tent-web Spiders


Simon, 1864

Sightings Overview

There have been 11 confirmed sightings of Cyrtophora (Tent-web Spiders), with the most recent sighting submitted on May 15, 2018 by Spider ID member jayakrishnan-s-k. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 11 sightings because of certain Cyrtophora sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 82% of the time, Cyrtophora spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 11)
  • Sex: 0 female and 0 male.
  • Environment: Cyrtophora has been sighted 11 times outdoors, and 1 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (4). Low foliage (6). Open field, pasture, grassland (1).

Location and Range

Cyrtophora (Tent-web Spiders) has been sighted in the following countries: Australia, India, Malaysia, Spain, United States, Zambia.

Cyrtophora has also been sighted in the following states: Florida.


Cyrtophora has been primarily sighted during the month of February.

  • January:
  • February: 5
  • March: 3
  • April: 2
  • May: 1
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Cyrtophora Species

Featured Pictures

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