Cupiennius is a genus of spiders in the family Ctenidae. Cupiennius spiders have been sighted 5 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Cupiennius includes 3 countries and 0 states in the United States. Cupiennius is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of April.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Arachnida
  • Order: Araneae
  • Suborder: Araneomorphae
  • Family: Ctenidae
  • Genus: Cupiennius


Simon, 1891

Sightings Overview

There have been 5 confirmed sightings of Cupiennius, with the most recent sighting submitted on May 6, 2018 by Spider ID member costaricanjunglist. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 5 sightings because of certain Cupiennius sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 0% of the time, Cupiennius spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 5)
  • Sex: 2 female and 0 male.
  • Environment: Cupiennius has been sighted 5 times outdoors, and 1 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (4). Under rock or debris (1).

Location and Range

Cupiennius has been sighted in the following countries: Belize, Costa Rica, Mexico.


Cupiennius has been primarily sighted during the month of April.

  • January:
  • February: 1
  • March:
  • April: 3
  • May: 1
  • June:
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Cupiennius Species

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