Cyrtophora citricola
(Tropical Tent-web Spider)

Featured spider picture The spider species Cyrtophora citricola, commonly known as Tropical Tent-web Spider, belongs to the genus Cyrtophora, in the family Araneidae. Cyrtophora citricola spiders have been sighted 5 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Cyrtophora citricola includes 3 countries and 1 states in the United States. Cyrtophora citricola 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
  • Species: Cyrtophora citricola

Common Name (AASMore information icon)

Global Tentweb Weaver

Other Common Names

Global Tent-web Weaver, Tropical Tent-web Spider, Colonial Tent-web Orb-weaver

Author

(Forsskål, 1775)

Primary Colors


Sightings Overview

There have been 5 confirmed sightings of Cyrtophora citricola (Tropical Tent-web Spider), with the most recent sighting submitted on March 27, 2019 by Spider ID member jhamilton0901978. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 5 sightings because of certain Cyrtophora citricola sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 80% of the time, Cyrtophora citricola spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 5)
  • Sex: 0 female and 0 male.
  • Environment: Cyrtophora citricola has been sighted 5 times outdoors, and 1 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (3). On flower (1). Low foliage (1).

Location and Range

Cyrtophora citricola (Tropical Tent-web Spider) has been sighted in the following countries: Spain, United States, Zambia.

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

Seasonality

Cyrtophora citricola has been primarily sighted during the month of March.

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

Additional Remarks

Type species.


Featured Pictures

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  • Submitted Calendar iconDec 20, 2018
  • Photographed Picture iconDec 20, 2018
  • Ice
  • Location iconTenerife , Spain
  • Comment icon2 Comments
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  • Submitted Calendar iconApr 9, 2018
  • Photographed Picture iconFeb 22, 2018
  • MarcD6
  • Location iconLas Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain
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