- Kingdom: Animalia
- Phylum: Arthropoda
- Class: Arachnida
- Order: Araneae
- Suborder: Araneomorphae
- Family: Araneidae
- Genus: Micrathena
- Species: Micrathena sagittata
Common Name (AAS)
Other Common Names
Arrow Spider, Arrowhead Orb-weaver
Charles Athanase Walckenaer, 1841
There have been 31 confirmed sightings of Micrathena sagittata (Arrow-shaped Micrathena), with the most recent sighting submitted on January 30, 2020 by Spider ID member lexie123. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 31 sightings because of certain Micrathena sagittata sightings reporting incomplete data.
- Web: 67% of the time, Micrathena sagittata spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 12)
- Sex: 20 female and 1 male.
- Environment: Micrathena sagittata has been sighted 14 times outdoors, and 0 times indoors.
- Outdoors: Man-made structure (7). Low foliage (1). High foliage (5). Freshwater river, lake, stream (1).
Location and Range
Micrathena sagittata (Arrow-shaped Micrathena) has been sighted in the following countries: United States.
Micrathena sagittata has also been sighted in the following states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, Washington, D.C., Wisconsin.
Micrathena sagittata has been primarily sighted during the month of August.
- May: 2
- June: 2
- July: 4
- August: 10
- September: 7
- October: 3
- Herbert Levi (1985) wrote that Micrathena bite their prey first and then wrap it in silk, which is the opposite of most types of orbweaving spider. However, Richard Bradley (2013) reported that Micrathena sagittata doesn’t wrap its prey at all.