Leucauge
(Silver Orb-weaver)

Leucauge, commonly known as Silver Orb-weaver, is a genus of spiders in the family Tetragnathidae. Leucauge spiders have been sighted 196 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Leucauge includes 5 countries and 25 states in the United States. Leucauge is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of May.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Arachnida
  • Order: Araneae
  • Suborder: Araneomorphae
  • Family: Tetragnathidae
  • Genus: Leucauge

Other Common Names

Silver Orb-weaver, Silver Marsh Spider, Silver Vlei Spider

Author

Adam White, 1841

Sightings Overview

There have been 196 confirmed sightings of Leucauge (Silver Orb-weaver), with the most recent sighting submitted on March 3, 2020 by Spider ID member tenorvoce22. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 196 sightings because of certain Leucauge sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 92% of the time, Leucauge spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 168)
  • Sex: 34 female and 11 male.
  • Environment: Leucauge has been sighted 192 times outdoors, and 10 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (103). On flower (3). Low foliage (49). High foliage (20). Ground layer (6). Freshwater river, lake, stream (2). Open field, pasture, grassland (4). Forest (5).

Location and Range

Leucauge (Silver Orb-weaver) has been sighted in the following countries: Dominican Republic, India, Mexico, South Africa, United States.

Leucauge has also been sighted in the following states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, Wisconsin.

Seasonality

Leucauge has been primarily sighted during the month of May.

  • January: 1
  • February: 2
  • March: 27
  • April: 32
  • May: 71
  • June: 26
  • July: 2
  • August: 1
  • September: 3
  • October: 14
  • November: 4
  • December: 2

Additional Remarks

 

Leucauge Species


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