NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS - New Spider ID launching Summer 2024 - Learn more here.

Micrathena gracilis
(Spined Micrathena)

Featured spider picture The spider species Micrathena gracilis, commonly known as Spined Micrathena, belongs to the genus Micrathena, in the family Araneidae. Micrathena gracilis spiders have been sighted 21 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Micrathena gracilis includes 2 countries and 11 states in the United States. Micrathena gracilis 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: Micrathena
  • Species: Micrathena gracilis

Common Name (AASMore information icon)

Spined Micrathena

Author

(Walckenaer, 1842)

Primary Colors


Sightings Overview

There have been 21 confirmed sightings of Micrathena gracilis (Spined Micrathena), with the most recent sighting submitted on September 10, 2023 by Spider ID member drinpoche. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 21 sightings because of certain Micrathena gracilis sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 86% of the time, Micrathena gracilis spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 21)
  • Sex: 4 female and 1 male.
  • Environment: Micrathena gracilis has been sighted 26 times outdoors, and 1 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (7). Low foliage (5). High foliage (8). Forest (6).

Location and Range

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

Micrathena gracilis has also been sighted in the following states: Alabama, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia.

Seasonality

Micrathena gracilis has been primarily sighted during the month of July.

  • January:
  • February:
  • March:
  • April:
  • May: 1
  • June: 2
  • July: 6
  • August: 6
  • September: 4
  • October: 2
  • November:
  • December:

Featured Pictures

Picture of Micrathena gracilis (Spined Micrathena) Enlarge Picture
Picture of Micrathena gracilis (Spined Micrathena) - Lateral,Webs Enlarge Picture
Picture of Micrathena gracilis (Spined Micrathena) Enlarge Picture
Picture of Micrathena gracilis (Spined Micrathena) Enlarge Picture
Picture of Micrathena gracilis (Spined Micrathena) Enlarge Picture
Picture of Micrathena gracilis (Spined Micrathena) - Female - Lateral,Webs Enlarge Picture
Picture of Micrathena gracilis (Spined Micrathena) - Female - Lateral Enlarge Picture
Picture of Micrathena gracilis (Spined Micrathena) Enlarge Picture
View All Pictures

Similar Species