Cyrtophora moluccensis
(Dome Tent Spider)

Featured spider picture The spider species Cyrtophora moluccensis, commonly known as Dome Tent Spider, belongs to the genus Cyrtophora, in the family Araneidae. Cyrtophora moluccensis spiders have been sighted 3 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Cyrtophora moluccensis includes 2 countries and 0 states in the United States. Cyrtophora moluccensis is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of April.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

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

Other Common Names

Dome Tent Spider


(Doleschall, 1857)

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Sightings Overview

There have been 3 confirmed sightings of Cyrtophora moluccensis (Dome Tent Spider), 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 3 sightings because of certain Cyrtophora moluccensis sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 33% of the time, Cyrtophora moluccensis spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 3)
  • Sex: 0 female and 0 male.
  • Environment: Cyrtophora moluccensis has been sighted 3 times outdoors, and 0 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (1). Low foliage (1). Open field, pasture, grassland (1).

Location and Range

Cyrtophora moluccensis (Dome Tent Spider) has been sighted in the following countries: Australia, India.


Cyrtophora moluccensis has been primarily sighted during the month of April.

  • January:
  • February: 1
  • March:
  • April: 1
  • May: 1
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Featured Pictures

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  • Submitted Calendar iconFeb 27, 2020
  • Photographed Picture iconFeb 27, 2020
  • Jiban
  • Location iconBalasore, India
  • Comment icon3 Comments
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