Pisauridae
(Nursery Web Spiders)

The spider family Pisauridae, commonly known as Nursery Web Spiders, have been sighted 797 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Pisauridae includes 22 countries and 37 states in the United States. Pisauridae is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of May.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Arachnida
  • Order: Araneae
  • Suborder: Araneomorphae
  • Family: Pisauridae

Common Name (AASMore information icon)

Nursery Web Spiders

Author

Eugène Simon, 1890

Sightings Overview

There have been 797 confirmed sightings of Pisauridae (Nursery Web Spiders), with the most recent sighting submitted on December 27, 2023 by Spider ID member tuffy. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 797 sightings because of certain Pisauridae sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 8% of the time, Pisauridae spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 797)
  • Sex: 24 female and 59 male.
  • Environment: Pisauridae has been sighted 606 times outdoors, and 304 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (329). On flower (6). Low foliage (51). High foliage (37). Ground layer (63). Under rock or debris (32). Freshwater river, lake, stream (47). Saltwater (1). Open field, pasture, grassland (7). Forest (32). Cave (1).

Location and Range

Pisauridae (Nursery Web Spiders) has been sighted in the following countries: Bhutan, Brazil, Canada, Estonia, Finland, Greece, India, Ireland, Malaysia, Montenegro, New Zealand, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Zimbabwe.

Pisauridae has also been sighted in the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin.

Seasonality

Pisauridae has been primarily sighted during the month of May.

  • January: 12
  • February: 19
  • March: 45
  • April: 136
  • May: 358
  • June: 103
  • July: 15
  • August: 24
  • September: 22
  • October: 34
  • November: 10
  • December: 19


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