Myrmekiaphila
(Wafer-lid Trapdoor Spiders)

Myrmekiaphila, commonly known as Wafer-lid Trapdoor Spiders, is a genus of spiders in the family Euctenizidae. Myrmekiaphila spiders have been sighted 15 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Myrmekiaphila includes 1 countries and 7 states in the United States. Myrmekiaphila is most often sighted indoors, and during the month of March.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Arachnida
  • Order: Araneae
  • Suborder: Mygalomorphae
  • Family: Euctenizidae
  • Genus: Myrmekiaphila

Other Common Names

Wafer-lid Trapdoor Spiders

Author

Atkinson, 1886

Sightings Overview

There have been 15 confirmed sightings of Myrmekiaphila (Wafer-lid Trapdoor Spiders), with the most recent sighting submitted on May 8, 2018 by Spider ID member grettie1130. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 15 sightings because of certain Myrmekiaphila sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 0% of the time, Myrmekiaphila spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 15)
  • Sex: 0 female and 13 male.
  • Environment: Myrmekiaphila has been sighted 6 times outdoors, and 9 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (1). Ground layer (5).

Location and Range

Myrmekiaphila (Wafer-lid Trapdoor Spiders) has been sighted in the following countries: United States.

Myrmekiaphila has also been sighted in the following states: Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas.

Seasonality

Myrmekiaphila has been primarily sighted during the month of March.

  • January:
  • February: 3
  • March: 10
  • April:
  • May: 1
  • June:
  • July:
  • August:
  • September:
  • October:
  • November:
  • December: 1


Myrmekiaphila Species


Featured Pictures

Picture of Myrmekiaphila spp. (Wafer-lid Trapdoor Spiders) - Male Enlarge Picture
1
Picture of Myrmekiaphila spp. (Wafer-lid Trapdoor Spiders) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
2
Picture of Myrmekiaphila spp. (Wafer-lid Trapdoor Spiders) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
3
Picture of Myrmekiaphila spp. (Wafer-lid Trapdoor Spiders) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
4
Picture of Myrmekiaphila spp. (Wafer-lid Trapdoor Spiders) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
5
Picture of Myrmekiaphila spp. (Wafer-lid Trapdoor Spiders) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
6
Picture of Myrmekiaphila spp. (Wafer-lid Trapdoor Spiders) - Male Enlarge Picture
7
Picture of Myrmekiaphila spp. (Wafer-lid Trapdoor Spiders) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
8
View All Pictures