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(Hermit Spiders)

Nephilingis, commonly known as Hermit Spiders, is a genus of spiders in the family Araneidae. Nephilingis spiders have been sighted 14 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Nephilingis includes 7 countries and 0 states in the United States. Nephilingis is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of January.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Arachnida
  • Order: Araneae
  • Suborder: Araneomorphae
  • Family: Araneidae
  • Genus: Nephilingis

Other Common Names

Hermit Spiders


Kuntner, 2013

Sightings Overview

There have been 14 confirmed sightings of Nephilingis (Hermit Spiders), with the most recent sighting submitted on January 4, 2020 by Spider ID member curiousks. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 14 sightings because of certain Nephilingis sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 79% of the time, Nephilingis spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 14)
  • Sex: 3 female and 0 male.
  • Environment: Nephilingis has been sighted 13 times outdoors, and 1 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (11). High foliage (2).

Location and Range

Nephilingis (Hermit Spiders) has been sighted in the following countries: Angola, Brazil, Burundi, Mozambique, South Africa, Togo, Zambia.


Nephilingis has been primarily sighted during the month of January.

  • January: 5
  • February:
  • March:
  • April: 2
  • May: 2
  • June:
  • July:
  • August:
  • September: 1
  • October:
  • November:
  • December: 4

Nephilingis Species