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(Tent-web Spiders)

Cyrtophora, commonly known as Tent-web Spiders, is a genus of spiders in the family Araneidae. Cyrtophora spiders have been sighted 25 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Cyrtophora includes 9 countries and 1 states in the United States. Cyrtophora 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: Cyrtophora

Other Common Names

Tent-web Spiders


Simon, 1864

Sightings Overview

There have been 25 confirmed sightings of Cyrtophora (Tent-web Spiders), with the most recent sighting submitted on February 27, 2020 by Spider ID member jiban. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 25 sightings because of certain Cyrtophora sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 72% of the time, Cyrtophora spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 25)
  • Sex: 1 female and 0 male.
  • Environment: Cyrtophora has been sighted 26 times outdoors, and 2 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (12). On flower (1). Low foliage (12). Open field, pasture, grassland (1).

Location and Range

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

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


Cyrtophora has been primarily sighted during the month of March.

  • January: 1
  • February: 6
  • March: 6
  • April: 3
  • May: 5
  • June:
  • July:
  • August: 1
  • September: 1
  • October:
  • November:
  • December: 2

Cyrtophora Species

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