Nephilingis cruentata
(African Hermit Spider)

Featured spider picture The spider species Nephilingis cruentata, commonly known as African Hermit Spider, belongs to the genus Nephilingis, in the family Araneidae. Nephilingis cruentata spiders have been sighted 12 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Nephilingis cruentata includes 6 countries and 0 states in the United States. Nephilingis cruentata 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
  • Species: Nephilingis cruentata

Other Common Names

African Hermit Spider

Author

(Fabricius, 1775)

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Sightings Overview

There have been 12 confirmed sightings of Nephilingis cruentata (African Hermit Spider), with the most recent sighting submitted on December 5, 2019 by Spider ID member brazvisitor. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 12 sightings because of certain Nephilingis cruentata sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 75% of the time, Nephilingis cruentata spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 12)
  • Sex: 3 female and 0 male.
  • Environment: Nephilingis cruentata has been sighted 11 times outdoors, and 1 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (9). High foliage (2).

Location and Range

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

Seasonality

Nephilingis cruentata has been primarily sighted during the month of January.

  • January: 4
  • February:
  • March:
  • April: 2
  • May: 2
  • June:
  • July:
  • August:
  • September: 1
  • October:
  • November:
  • December: 3

Featured Pictures

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Picture of Nephilingis cruentata (African Hermit Spider) - Female - Ventral Enlarge Picture
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