Anelosimus studiosus
(Communal Spider)

Featured spider picture The spider species Anelosimus studiosus, commonly known as Communal Spider, belongs to the genus Anelosimus, in the family Theridiidae. Anelosimus studiosus spiders have been sighted 2 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Anelosimus studiosus includes 1 countries and 2 states in the United States. Anelosimus studiosus is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of July.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

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

Other Common Names

Communal Spider, Southeastern Social Cobweb Spider


(Hentz, 1850)

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Sightings Overview

There have been 2 confirmed sightings of Anelosimus studiosus (Communal Spider), with the most recent sighting submitted on March 24, 2019 by Spider ID member hl133113. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 2 sightings because of certain Anelosimus studiosus sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 100% of the time, Anelosimus studiosus spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 2)
  • Sex: 0 female and 1 male.
  • Environment: Anelosimus studiosus has been sighted 2 times outdoors, and 0 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Low foliage (2).

Location and Range

Anelosimus studiosus (Communal Spider) has been sighted in the following countries: United States.

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


Anelosimus studiosus has been primarily sighted during the month of July.

  • January:
  • February:
  • March: 1
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  • July: 1
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Featured Pictures

Picture of Anelosimus studiosus (Communal Spider) - Dorsal,Webs Enlarge Picture
Picture of Anelosimus studiosus (Communal Spider) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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