Eresus
(Ladybird Spiders)

Eresus, commonly known as Ladybird Spiders, is a genus of spiders in the family Eresidae. Eresus spiders have been sighted 11 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Eresus includes 4 countries and 0 states in the United States. Eresus is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of May.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Arachnida
  • Order: Araneae
  • Suborder: Araneomorphae
  • Family: Eresidae
  • Genus: Eresus

Other Common Names

Ladybird Spiders

Author

Charles Athanase Walckenaer, 1805

Sightings Overview

There have been 11 confirmed sightings of Eresus (Ladybird Spiders), with the most recent sighting submitted on October 17, 2018 by Spider ID member papapete. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 11 sightings because of certain Eresus sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 18% of the time, Eresus spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 11)
  • Sex: 1 female and 1 male.
  • Environment: Eresus has been sighted 10 times outdoors, and 1 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (3). On flower (1). Ground layer (4). Under rock or debris (1). Open field, pasture, grassland (1).

Location and Range

Eresus (Ladybird Spiders) has been sighted in the following countries: Greece, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey.

Seasonality

Eresus has been primarily sighted during the month of May.

  • January:
  • February:
  • March:
  • April: 2
  • May: 7
  • June:
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  • August:
  • September:
  • October: 2
  • November:
  • December:


Eresus Species


Featured Pictures

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