Nilus albocinctus
(Common White-flanked Water Spider)

Featured spider picture The spider species Nilus albocinctus, commonly known as Common White-flanked Water Spider, belongs to the genus Nilus, in the family Pisauridae. Nilus albocinctus spiders have been sighted 2 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Nilus albocinctus includes 1 countries and 0 states in the United States. Nilus albocinctus is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of March.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Arachnida
  • Order: Araneae
  • Suborder: Araneomorphae
  • Family: Pisauridae
  • Genus: Nilus
  • Species: Nilus albocinctus

Other Common Names

Common White-flanked Water Spider


(Doleschall, 1859)

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Sightings Overview

There have been 2 confirmed sightings of Nilus albocinctus (Common White-flanked Water Spider), with the most recent sighting submitted on April 21, 2020 by Spider ID member alanfeatherstone. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 2 sightings because of certain Nilus albocinctus sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 0% of the time, Nilus albocinctus spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 2)
  • Sex: 0 female and 1 male.
  • Environment: Nilus albocinctus has been sighted 3 times outdoors, and 0 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Low foliage (1). Freshwater river, lake, stream (1). Forest (1).

Location and Range

Nilus albocinctus (Common White-flanked Water Spider) has been sighted in the following countries: Malaysia.


Nilus albocinctus has been primarily sighted during the month of March.

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  • March: 1
  • April: 1
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Featured Pictures

Picture of Nilus albocinctus (Common White-flanked Water Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Nilus albocinctus (Common White-flanked Water Spider) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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  • Submitted Calendar iconMar 19, 2019
  • Photographed Picture iconMar 11, 2019
  • RickCWest
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  • Location iconTaman Negara National Park, Pahang State, Malaysia
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