Metaltella is a genus of spiders in the family Desidae. Metaltella spiders have been sighted 59 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Metaltella includes 2 countries and 6 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 59 confirmed sightings of Metaltella, with the most recent sighting submitted on February 15, 2019 by Spider ID member oav. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 59 sightings because of certain Metaltella sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 5% of the time, Metaltella spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 42)
  • Sex: 12 female and 24 male.
  • Environment: Metaltella has been sighted 8 times outdoors, and 34 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (7). Under rock or debris (1).

Location and Range

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

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


Metaltella has been primarily sighted during the month of January.

  • January: 15
  • February: 9
  • March: 2
  • April: 2
  • May: 9
  • June:
  • July:
  • August:
  • September:
  • October: 4
  • November:
  • December: 7

Metaltella Species