Larinioides sclopetarius
(Bridge Orb-weaver)

Featured spider picture The spider species Larinioides sclopetarius, commonly known as Bridge Orb-weaver, belongs to the genus Larinioides, in the family Araneidae. Larinioides sclopetarius spiders have been sighted 29 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Larinioides sclopetarius includes 4 countries and 13 states in the United States. Larinioides sclopetarius is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of May.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

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

Common Name (AASMore information icon)

Bridge Orb-weaver

Other Common Names

Gray Cross Spider, Grey Cross Spider, Gray Cross Orbweaver

Author

Carl Alexander Clerck, 1757

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Sightings Overview

There have been 29 confirmed sightings of Larinioides sclopetarius (Bridge Orb-weaver), with the most recent sighting submitted on November 8, 2019 by Spider ID member tobiasj. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 29 sightings because of certain Larinioides sclopetarius sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 41% of the time, Larinioides sclopetarius spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 27)
  • Sex: 4 female and 5 male.
  • Environment: Larinioides sclopetarius has been sighted 16 times outdoors, and 12 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (15). Freshwater river, lake, stream (1).

Location and Range

Larinioides sclopetarius (Bridge Orb-weaver) has been sighted in the following countries: Canada, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States.

Larinioides sclopetarius has also been sighted in the following states: Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Wisconsin.

Seasonality

Larinioides sclopetarius has been primarily sighted during the month of May.

  • January: 3
  • February: 1
  • March: 1
  • April: 2
  • May: 8
  • June: 2
  • July:
  • August: 3
  • September: 2
  • October: 6
  • November: 1
  • December:

Featured Pictures

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Picture of Larinioides sclopetarius (Bridge Orb-weaver) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Larinioides sclopetarius (Bridge Orb-weaver) - Male - Dorsal,Penultimate,Webs Enlarge Picture
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