Mecynogea lemniscata
(Basilica Orb-weaver)

Featured spider picture The spider species Mecynogea lemniscata, commonly known as Basilica Orb-weaver, belongs to the genus Mecynogea, in the family Araneidae. Mecynogea lemniscata spiders have been sighted 2 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Mecynogea lemniscata includes 1 countries and 2 states in the United States. Mecynogea lemniscata is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of July.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

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

Common Name (AASMore information icon)

Basilica Orbweaver

Other Common Names

Basilica Orb-weaver


(Walckenaer, 1841)

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Sightings Overview

There have been 2 confirmed sightings of Mecynogea lemniscata (Basilica Orb-weaver), with the most recent sighting submitted on April 29, 2018 by Spider ID member friel. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 2 sightings because of certain Mecynogea lemniscata sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 50% of the time, Mecynogea lemniscata spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 2)
  • Sex: 1 female and 0 male.
  • Environment: Mecynogea lemniscata has been sighted 2 times outdoors, and 0 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Low foliage (2).

Location and Range

Mecynogea lemniscata (Basilica Orb-weaver) has been sighted in the following countries: United States.

Mecynogea lemniscata has also been sighted in the following states: Alabama, New Jersey.


Mecynogea lemniscata has been primarily sighted during the month of July.

  • January:
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  • April: 1
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  • July: 1
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Featured Pictures

Picture of Mecynogea lemniscata (Basilica Orb-weaver) - Egg sacs Enlarge Picture
Picture of Mecynogea lemniscata (Basilica Orb-weaver) - Female - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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