Enoplognatha ovata
(Candy-striped Spider)

Featured spider picture The spider species Enoplognatha ovata, commonly known as Candy-striped Spider, belongs to the genus Enoplognatha, in the family Theridiidae. Enoplognatha ovata spiders have been sighted 4 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Enoplognatha ovata includes 1 countries and 2 states in the United States. Enoplognatha ovata 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: Enoplognatha
  • Species: Enoplognatha ovata

Other Common Names

Candy-striped Spider


Carl Alexander Clerck, 1757

Primary Colors

Sightings Overview

There have been 4 confirmed sightings of Enoplognatha ovata (Candy-striped Spider), with the most recent sighting submitted on May 17, 2018 by Spider ID member auricrow. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 4 sightings because of certain Enoplognatha ovata sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 75% of the time, Enoplognatha ovata spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 4)
  • Sex: 2 female and 0 male.
  • Environment: Enoplognatha ovata has been sighted 5 times outdoors, and 1 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (1). Low foliage (3). Ground layer (1).

Location and Range

Enoplognatha ovata (Candy-striped Spider) has been sighted in the following countries: United States.

Enoplognatha ovata has also been sighted in the following states: Montana, Washington.


Enoplognatha ovata has been primarily sighted during the month of July.

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

Featured Pictures

Picture of Enoplognatha ovata (Candy-striped Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Enoplognatha ovata (Candy-striped Spider) - Female - Lateral,Spiderlings,Webs,In Retreat Enlarge Picture
Picture of Enoplognatha ovata (Candy-striped Spider) - Ventral Enlarge Picture
Picture of Enoplognatha ovata (Candy-striped Spider) - Female - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
View All Pictures