Metaltella is a genus of spiders in the family Desidae. Metaltella spiders have been sighted 70 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Metaltella includes 2 countries and 7 states in the United States. Metaltella is most often sighted indoors, and during the month of January.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Arachnida
  • Order: Araneae
  • Suborder: Araneomorphae
  • Family: Desidae
  • Genus: Metaltella

Other Common Names

Hacklemesh Weavers


Cândido Firmino de Mello-Leitão, 1931

Sightings Overview

There have been 70 confirmed sightings of Metaltella, with the most recent sighting submitted on October 31, 2019 by Spider ID member faygoscuna. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 70 sightings because of certain Metaltella sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 6% of the time, Metaltella spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 53)
  • Sex: 12 female and 26 male.
  • Environment: Metaltella has been sighted 15 times outdoors, and 40 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (10). High foliage (1). Ground layer (2). Under rock or debris (2).

Location and Range

Metaltella has been sighted in the following countries: Canada, United States.

Metaltella has also been sighted in the following states: Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, South Carolina, Texas.


Metaltella has been primarily sighted during the month of January.

  • January: 15
  • February: 12
  • March: 3
  • April: 5
  • May: 12
  • June:
  • July:
  • August:
  • September:
  • October: 5
  • November:
  • December: 7

Metaltella Species