(Micrathena Spiders)

Micrathena, commonly known as Micrathena Spiders, is a genus of spiders in the family Araneidae. Micrathena spiders have been sighted 46 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Micrathena includes 2 countries and 21 states in the United States. Micrathena is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of August.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Arachnida
  • Order: Araneae
  • Suborder: Araneomorphae
  • Family: Araneidae
  • Genus: Micrathena

Other Common Names

Micrathena Spiders


Carl Jakob Sundevall, 1833

Sightings Overview

There have been 46 confirmed sightings of Micrathena (Micrathena Spiders), with the most recent sighting submitted on March 11, 2024 by Spider ID member carlad. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 46 sightings because of certain Micrathena sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 72% of the time, Micrathena spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 46)
  • Sex: 7 female and 1 male.
  • Environment: Micrathena has been sighted 55 times outdoors, and 1 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (21). Low foliage (9). High foliage (16). Freshwater river, lake, stream (1). Forest (8).

Location and Range

Micrathena (Micrathena Spiders) has been sighted in the following countries: Canada, United States.

Micrathena has also been sighted in the following states: Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin.


Micrathena has been primarily sighted during the month of August.

  • January:
  • February:
  • March:
  • April:
  • May: 4
  • June: 3
  • July: 10
  • August: 15
  • September: 9
  • October: 5
  • November:
  • December:

Micrathena Species

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