(Social Cobweb Spiders)

Anelosimus, commonly known as Social Cobweb Spiders, is a genus of spiders in the family Theridiidae. Anelosimus spiders have been sighted 6 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Anelosimus includes 3 countries and 2 states in the United States. Anelosimus is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of April.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Arachnida
  • Order: Araneae
  • Suborder: Araneomorphae
  • Family: Theridiidae
  • Genus: Anelosimus

Other Common Names

Social Cobweb Spiders


Eugène Simon, 1891

Sightings Overview

There have been 6 confirmed sightings of Anelosimus (Social Cobweb Spiders), with the most recent sighting submitted on May 4, 2019 by Spider ID member strees. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 6 sightings because of certain Anelosimus sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 33% of the time, Anelosimus spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 6)
  • Sex: 0 female and 1 male.
  • Environment: Anelosimus has been sighted 9 times outdoors, and 0 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (1). On flower (2). Low foliage (5). High foliage (1).

Location and Range

Anelosimus (Social Cobweb Spiders) has been sighted in the following countries: Spain, United Kingdom, United States.

Anelosimus has also been sighted in the following states: Kentucky, Texas.


Anelosimus has been primarily sighted during the month of April.

  • January:
  • February:
  • March: 1
  • April: 2
  • May: 2
  • June:
  • July: 1
  • August:
  • September:
  • October:
  • November:
  • December:

Anelosimus Species

Featured Pictures

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