Eustala anastera
(Hump-backed Orb-weaver)

Featured spider picture The spider species Eustala anastera, commonly known as Hump-backed Orb-weaver, belongs to the genus Eustala, in the family Araneidae. Eustala anastera spiders have been sighted 12 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Eustala anastera includes 1 countries and 6 states in the United States. Eustala anastera 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: Eustala
  • Species: Eustala anastera

Common Name (AASMore information icon)

Humpbacked Orbweaver

Other Common Names

Hump-backed Orb-weaver

Author

(Walckenaer, 1841)

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Sightings Overview

There have been 12 confirmed sightings of Eustala anastera (Hump-backed Orb-weaver), with the most recent sighting submitted on June 2, 2019 by Spider ID member njhcjohn. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 12 sightings because of certain Eustala anastera sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 50% of the time, Eustala anastera spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 12)
  • Sex: 0 female and 6 male.
  • Environment: Eustala anastera has been sighted 11 times outdoors, and 1 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (9). Low foliage (1). High foliage (1).

Location and Range

Eustala anastera (Hump-backed Orb-weaver) has been sighted in the following countries: United States.

Eustala anastera has also been sighted in the following states: Alabama, Florida, New Jersey, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas.

Seasonality

Eustala anastera has been primarily sighted during the month of April.

  • January:
  • February:
  • March: 2
  • April: 4
  • May: 4
  • June: 1
  • July:
  • August:
  • September:
  • October:
  • November:
  • December: 1

Additional Remarks

Type species.


Featured Pictures

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