Nuctenea is a genus of spiders in the family Araneidae. Nuctenea spiders have been sighted 24 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Nuctenea includes 8 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 24 confirmed sightings of Nuctenea, with the most recent sighting submitted on March 30, 2019 by Spider ID member fips_957. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 24 sightings because of certain Nuctenea sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 29% of the time, Nuctenea spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 24)
  • Sex: 1 female and 0 male.
  • Environment: Nuctenea has been sighted 13 times outdoors, and 11 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (11). Ground layer (1). Under rock or debris (1).

Location and Range

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


Nuctenea has been primarily sighted during the month of May.

  • January:
  • February:
  • March: 7
  • April: 4
  • May: 7
  • June:
  • July:
  • August: 1
  • September:
  • October: 2
  • November: 3
  • December:

Nuctenea Species

Featured Pictures

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