(Cork-lid Trapdoor Spiders)

The spider family Ctenizidae, commonly known as Cork-lid Trapdoor Spiders, have been sighted 5 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Ctenizidae includes 2 countries and 2 states in the United States. Ctenizidae is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of February.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

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

Common Name (AASMore information icon)

Trapdoor Spiders

Other Common Names

Cork-lid Trapdoor Spiders


Tamerlan Thorell, 1887

Sightings Overview

There have been 5 confirmed sightings of Ctenizidae (Cork-lid Trapdoor Spiders), with the most recent sighting submitted on March 9, 2018 by Spider ID member effect. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 5 sightings because of certain Ctenizidae sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 80% of the time, Ctenizidae spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 5)
  • Sex:¬†1 female and 2 male.
  • Environment:¬†Ctenizidae has been sighted 5 times outdoors, and 1 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (3). High foliage (1). Ground layer (1).

Location and Range

Ctenizidae (Cork-lid Trapdoor Spiders) has been sighted in the following countries: Italy, United States.

Ctenizidae has also been sighted in the following states: Arizona, Georgia.


Ctenizidae has been primarily sighted during the month of February.

  • January: 1
  • February: 2
  • March: 2
  • April:
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  • September:
  • October:
  • November:
  • December:

Genus: Cteniza

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