(Ogre-faced Spiders)

The spider family Deinopidae, commonly known as Ogre-faced Spiders, have been sighted 12 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 12 confirmed sightings of Deinopidae (Ogre-faced Spiders), with the most recent sighting submitted on April 7, 2019 by Spider ID member cactus909. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 12 sightings because of certain Deinopidae sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 25% of the time, Deinopidae spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 12)
  • Sex:¬†1 female and 3 male.
  • Environment:¬†Deinopidae has been sighted 12 times outdoors, and 3 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (7). 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: 2
  • May: 1
  • June: 2
  • July: 1
  • August:
  • September:
  • October:
  • November:
  • December: 1

Genus: Deinopis