(Thick-jawed Orb-weavers)

Pachygnatha, commonly known as Thick-jawed Orb-weavers, is a genus of spiders in the family Tetragnathidae. Pachygnatha spiders have been sighted 3 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Pachygnatha includes 1 countries and 3 states in the United States. Pachygnatha is most often sighted indoors, and during the month of February.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

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

Common Name (AASMore information icon)

Thickjawed Orbweavers


Sundevall, 1823

Sightings Overview

There have been 3 confirmed sightings of Pachygnatha (Thick-jawed Orb-weavers), with the most recent sighting submitted on May 5, 2019 by Spider ID member fuller. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 3 sightings because of certain Pachygnatha sightings reporting incomplete data.

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

Location and Range

Pachygnatha (Thick-jawed Orb-weavers) has been sighted in the following countries: United States.

Pachygnatha has also been sighted in the following states: Indiana, Ohio, South Carolina.


Pachygnatha has been primarily sighted during the month of February.

  • January:
  • February: 1
  • March:
  • April: 1
  • May: 1
  • June:
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  • September:
  • October:
  • November:
  • December:

Pachygnatha Species

Featured Pictures

Picture of Pachygnatha spp. (Thick-jawed Orb-weavers) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Pachygnatha spp. (Thick-jawed Orb-weavers) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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