(Purse-web Spiders)

The spider family Atypidae, commonly known as Purse-web Spiders, have been sighted 4 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Atypidae includes 1 countries and 3 states in the United States. Atypidae is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of June.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Arachnida
  • Order: Araneae
  • Suborder: Mygalomorphae
  • Family: Atypidae

Other Common Names

Purse-web Spiders



Sightings Overview

There have been 4 confirmed sightings of Atypidae (Purse-web Spiders), with the most recent sighting submitted on May 24, 2019 by Spider ID member fowlerok. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 4 sightings because of certain Atypidae sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 0% of the time, Atypidae spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 4)
  • Sex:¬†1 female and 2 male.
  • Environment:¬†Atypidae has been sighted 4 times outdoors, and 0 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (2). Ground layer (1). Forest (1).

Location and Range

Atypidae (Purse-web Spiders) has been sighted in the following countries: United States.

Atypidae has also been sighted in the following states: Alabama, North Carolina, West Virginia.


Atypidae has been primarily sighted during the month of June.

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

Genus: Sphodros