Metaltella is a genus of spiders in the family Desidae. Metaltella spiders have been sighted 66 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 66 confirmed sightings of Metaltella, with the most recent sighting submitted on April 11, 2019 by Spider ID member silver_bite. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 66 sightings because of certain Metaltella sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 4% of the time, Metaltella spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 49)
  • Sex: 12 female and 25 male.
  • Environment: Metaltella has been sighted 11 times outdoors, and 39 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (9). 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: 9
  • June:
  • July:
  • August:
  • September:
  • October: 4
  • November:
  • December: 7

Metaltella Species