(Dysderid Spiders)

The spider family Dysderidae, commonly known as Dysderid Spiders, have been sighted 135 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Dysderidae includes 9 countries and 27 states in the United States. Dysderidae is most often sighted indoors, and during the month of April.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

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

Common Name (AASMore information icon)

Dysderid Spiders

Other Common Names

Long-fanged Six-eyed Spiders, Cell Spiders


Carl Ludwig Koch, 1837

Sightings Overview

There have been 135 confirmed sightings of Dysderidae (Dysderid Spiders), with the most recent sighting submitted on February 16, 2019 by Spider ID member michel3moor. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 135 sightings because of certain Dysderidae sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 5% of the time, Dysderidae spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 117)
  • Sex:¬†21 female and 12 male.
  • Environment:¬†Dysderidae has been sighted 52 times outdoors, and 73 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (15). Low foliage (3). Ground layer (12). Under rock or debris (17). Freshwater river, lake, stream (1). Cave (4).

Location and Range

Dysderidae (Dysderid Spiders) has been sighted in the following countries: Canada, Ireland, Mexico, Netherlands, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, United Kingdom, United States.

Dysderidae has also been sighted in the following states: Alabama, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin.


Dysderidae has been primarily sighted during the month of April.

  • January: 12
  • February: 13
  • March: 9
  • April: 36
  • May: 36
  • June: 5
  • July: 1
  • August:
  • September: 1
  • October: 8
  • November: 1
  • December: 3

Genus: Dysdera

Genus: Harpactea