Countries of Occurrence:
Portugal - Madeira
Russell, N. & Henriques, S.
Facilitators / Compilers/s:
Araneus hortensis has not been found since its original description in 1859 (Blackwall 1859). Nothing is known about its current population, habitat requirements, or threats. Taxonomic clarification is needed for this species. If it is a valid species, basic information would then be needed on its distribution, ecology and possible threats to be able to assess its status. Therefore it is currently assessed as Data Deficient.
The only reference for this species is from an unspecified locality on the Island of Madeira, Portugal (Blackwall 1859).
The current population size and trend for this species are unknown. It is only known from a single specimen.
The habitat and ecology of this species is unknown. The only specimen was captured in a garden at 200 m altitude (Blackwall 1859). The species and other species within the family are orb weavers, feeding mostly on flying insects.
Past, current and future threats to this species are not known.
There are no conservation actions in place for this species. Further research is needed on its taxonomy, distribution, habitats and ecology, and actual or potential threats to the species.