Mangora placida
(Tuft-legged Orb-weaver)

Featured spider picture The spider species Mangora placida, commonly known as Tuft-legged Orb-weaver, belongs to the genus Mangora, in the family Araneidae. Mangora placida spiders have been sighted 5 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Mangora placida includes 1 countries and 4 states in the United States. Mangora placida 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: Mangora
  • Species: Mangora placida

Common Name (AASMore information icon)

Tuftlegged Orbweaver

Other Common Names

Tuft-legged Orb-weaver

Author

(Hentz, 1847)

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Sightings Overview

There have been 5 confirmed sightings of Mangora placida (Tuft-legged Orb-weaver), with the most recent sighting submitted on June 1, 2018 by Spider ID member coreyannder. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 5 sightings because of certain Mangora placida sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 80% of the time, Mangora placida spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 5)
  • Sex: 0 female and 0 male.
  • Environment: Mangora placida has been sighted 10 times outdoors, and 1 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (1). Low foliage (3). High foliage (2). Ground layer (2). Forest (2).

Location and Range

Mangora placida (Tuft-legged Orb-weaver) has been sighted in the following countries: United States.

Mangora placida has also been sighted in the following states: Alabama, Ohio, South Carolina, Wisconsin.

Seasonality

Mangora placida has been primarily sighted during the month of April.

  • January:
  • February:
  • March: 1
  • April: 2
  • May: 1
  • June: 1
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Picture of Mangora placida (Tuft-legged Orb-weaver) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Mangora placida (Tuft-legged Orb-weaver) - Lateral Enlarge Picture
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