Leucauge festiva
(Masked Vlei Spider)

Featured spider picture The spider species Leucauge festiva, commonly known as Masked Vlei Spider, belongs to the genus Leucauge, in the family Tetragnathidae. Leucauge festiva spiders have been sighted 4 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Leucauge festiva includes 1 countries and 0 states in the United States. Leucauge festiva is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of April.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

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

Other Common Names

Masked Vlei Spider, Festive Vlei Spider

Author

(Blackwall, 1866)

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Sightings Overview

There have been 4 confirmed sightings of Leucauge festiva (Masked Vlei Spider), with the most recent sighting submitted on March 13, 2019 by Spider ID member chrebo. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 4 sightings because of certain Leucauge festiva sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 100% of the time, Leucauge festiva spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 4)
  • Sex: 0 female and 0 male.
  • Environment: Leucauge festiva has been sighted 7 times outdoors, and 0 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (3). High foliage (2). Ground layer (2).

Location and Range

Leucauge festiva (Masked Vlei Spider) has been sighted in the following countries: South Africa.

Seasonality

Leucauge festiva has been primarily sighted during the month of April.

  • January:
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  • March: 2
  • April: 2
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Featured Pictures

Picture of Leucauge festiva (Masked Vlei Spider) - Lateral,Webs Enlarge Picture
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  • Submitted Calendar iconMar 13, 2019
  • Photographed Picture iconMar 13, 2019
  • Chrebo
  • Location iconTokai, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa , South Africa
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Picture of Leucauge festiva (Masked Vlei Spider) - Lateral,Webs Enlarge Picture
  • Check iconFamily Check iconGenus Check iconSpecies
  • Submitted Calendar iconMar 13, 2019
  • Photographed Picture iconMar 13, 2019
  • Chrebo
  • Location iconTokai, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa , South Africa
  • Comment icon0 Comments
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Picture of Leucauge festiva (Masked Vlei Spider) - Lateral Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Leucauge festiva (Masked Vlei Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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