Nuctenea umbratica
(Walnut Orb-weaver)

Featured spider picture The spider species Nuctenea umbratica, commonly known as Walnut Orb-weaver, belongs to the genus Nuctenea, in the family Araneidae. Nuctenea umbratica spiders have been sighted 21 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Nuctenea umbratica includes 5 countries and 0 states in the United States. Nuctenea umbratica 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
  • Species: Nuctenea umbratica

Other Common Names

Walnut Orb-weaver

Author

Carl Alexander Clerck, 1757

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Sightings Overview

There have been 21 confirmed sightings of Nuctenea umbratica (Walnut Orb-weaver), 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 21 sightings because of certain Nuctenea umbratica sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 29% of the time, Nuctenea umbratica spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 21)
  • Sex: 1 female and 0 male.
  • Environment: Nuctenea umbratica has been sighted 11 times outdoors, and 10 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (9). Ground layer (1). Under rock or debris (1).

Location and Range

Nuctenea umbratica (Walnut Orb-weaver) has been sighted in the following countries: Montenegro, Romania, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom.

Seasonality

Nuctenea umbratica has been primarily sighted during the month of May.

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

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