Nuctenea is a genus of spiders in the family Araneidae. Nuctenea spiders have been sighted 30 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Nuctenea includes 9 countries and 0 states in the United States. Nuctenea is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of May.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

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


Eugène Simon, 1864

Sightings Overview

There have been 30 confirmed sightings of Nuctenea, with the most recent sighting submitted on November 27, 2019 by Spider ID member schweiz82. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 30 sightings because of certain Nuctenea sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 37% of the time, Nuctenea spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 30)
  • Sex: 2 female and 0 male.
  • Environment: Nuctenea has been sighted 20 times outdoors, and 11 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (17). Ground layer (1). Under rock or debris (1). Freshwater river, lake, stream (1).

Location and Range

Nuctenea has been sighted in the following countries: France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Montenegro, Romania, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom.


Nuctenea has been primarily sighted during the month of May.

  • January:
  • February:
  • March: 7
  • April: 6
  • May: 9
  • June:
  • July:
  • August: 1
  • September:
  • October: 3
  • November: 4
  • December:

Nuctenea Species

Featured Pictures

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