Pisauridae
(Nursery Web Spiders)

The spider family Pisauridae, commonly known as Nursery Web Spiders, have been sighted 552 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Pisauridae includes 17 countries and 36 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 552 confirmed sightings of Pisauridae (Nursery Web Spiders), with the most recent sighting submitted on February 18, 2019 by Spider ID member tman585. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 552 sightings because of certain Pisauridae sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 7% of the time, Pisauridae spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 451)
  • Sex: 65 female and 64 male.
  • Environment: Pisauridae has been sighted 342 times outdoors, and 161 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (188). On flower (3). Low foliage (26). High foliage (22). Ground layer (45). Under rock or debris (17). Freshwater river, lake, stream (24). Saltwater (1). Open field, pasture, grassland (3). Forest (12). Cave (1).

Location and Range

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

Pisauridae has also been sighted in the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, None, 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: 11
  • February: 16
  • March: 19
  • April: 64
  • May: 247
  • June: 96
  • July: 11
  • August: 19
  • September: 10
  • October: 27
  • November: 6
  • December: 13


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Genus: Pisaurina

Genus: Rothus

Genus: Thaumasia


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