Eriophora ravilla
(Tropical Orb-weaver)

Featured spider picture The spider species Eriophora ravilla, commonly known as Tropical Orb-weaver, belongs to the genus Eriophora, in the family Araneidae. Eriophora ravilla spiders have been sighted 67 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Eriophora ravilla includes 4 countries and 3 states in the United States. Eriophora ravilla 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: Eriophora
  • Species: Eriophora ravilla

Other Common Names

Tropical Orb-weaver

Author

Carl Ludwig Koch, 1844

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Sightings Overview

There have been 67 confirmed sightings of Eriophora ravilla (Tropical Orb-weaver), with the most recent sighting submitted on November 30, 2018 by Spider ID member mp204. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 67 sightings because of certain Eriophora ravilla sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 69% of the time, Eriophora ravilla spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 67)
  • Sex: 15 female and 4 male.
  • Environment: Eriophora ravilla has been sighted 72 times outdoors, and 5 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (39). On flower (2). Low foliage (13). High foliage (16). Ground layer (1). Open field, pasture, grassland (1).

Location and Range

Eriophora ravilla (Tropical Orb-weaver) has been sighted in the following countries: Bahamas, Costa Rica, Mexico, United States.

Eriophora ravilla has also been sighted in the following states: Florida, Louisiana, Texas.

Seasonality

Eriophora ravilla has been primarily sighted during the month of April.

  • January: 1
  • February: 5
  • March: 22
  • April: 24
  • May: 6
  • June: 2
  • July: 1
  • August: 1
  • September:
  • October: 1
  • November: 2
  • December: 2

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