Gladicosa is a genus of spiders in the family Lycosidae. Gladicosa spiders have been sighted 34 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Gladicosa includes 1 countries and 17 states in the United States. Gladicosa is most often sighted indoors, and during the month of April.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Arachnida
  • Order: Araneae
  • Suborder: Araneomorphae
  • Family: Lycosidae
  • Genus: Gladicosa


Allen R. Brady, 1987

Sightings Overview

There have been 34 confirmed sightings of Gladicosa, with the most recent sighting submitted on May 20, 2019 by Spider ID member morganf. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 34 sightings because of certain Gladicosa sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 6% of the time, Gladicosa spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 34)
  • Sex: 3 female and 14 male.
  • Environment: Gladicosa has been sighted 16 times outdoors, and 20 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (9). Low foliage (1). High foliage (1). Ground layer (2). Freshwater river, lake, stream (2). Forest (1).

Location and Range

Gladicosa has been sighted in the following countries: United States.

Gladicosa has also been sighted in the following states: Georgia, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia.


Gladicosa has been primarily sighted during the month of April.

  • January: 2
  • February: 5
  • March: 6
  • April: 8
  • May: 3
  • June:
  • July:
  • August:
  • September: 1
  • October: 1
  • November: 4
  • December: 4

Gladicosa Species