(Ogre-faced Spiders)

The spider family Deinopidae, commonly known as Ogre-faced Spiders, have been sighted 11 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Deinopidae includes 3 countries and 1 states in the United States. Deinopidae is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of January.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Arachnida
  • Order: Araneae
  • Suborder: Araneomorphae
  • Family: Deinopidae

Common Name (AASMore information icon)

Ogre-faced Spiders

Other Common Names

Net-casting Spiders

Sightings Overview

There have been 11 confirmed sightings of Deinopidae (Ogre-faced Spiders), with the most recent sighting submitted on January 11, 2019 by Spider ID member ec2b_creepy_crawly. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 11 sightings because of certain Deinopidae sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 18% of the time, Deinopidae spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 11)
  • Sex:¬†1 female and 3 male.
  • Environment:¬†Deinopidae has been sighted 11 times outdoors, and 3 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (6). Low foliage (4). Forest (1).

Location and Range

Deinopidae (Ogre-faced Spiders) has been sighted in the following countries: Australia, Peru, United States.

Deinopidae has also been sighted in the following states: South Carolina.


Deinopidae has been primarily sighted during the month of January.

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

Genus: Deinopis