Thelacantha is a genus of spiders in the family Araneidae. Thelacantha spiders have been sighted 4 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Thelacantha includes 2 countries and 1 states in the United States. Thelacantha is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of December.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

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


Hasselt, 1882

Sightings Overview

There have been 4 confirmed sightings of Thelacantha, with the most recent sighting submitted on May 16, 2019 by Spider ID member geonyzl. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 4 sightings because of certain Thelacantha sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 100% of the time, Thelacantha spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 4)
  • Sex: 0 female and 0 male.
  • Environment: Thelacantha has been sighted 7 times outdoors, and 0 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (2). Low foliage (2). High foliage (2). Open field, pasture, grassland (1).

Location and Range

Thelacantha has been sighted in the following countries: Philippines, United States.

Thelacantha has also been sighted in the following states: Hawaii.


Thelacantha has been primarily sighted during the month of December.

  • January: 1
  • February: 1
  • March: 1
  • April:
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  • October:
  • November:
  • December: 1

Thelacantha Species