Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Explanation of Names
Author of the name: Forsskål. Year first published: 1775.
1 species introduced in NA.
47 species and subspecies worldwide.
'throughout Africa, Asia and the southern part of Europe and is also in parts of South America (Colombia).'(IFAS)
Old World, Hispaniola, Costa Rica, Colombia - (World Spider Catalog does not recognize this as an North American species.)
A communal spider; webs reported to 1000' sq.
Possibly a pest in FL.