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 22 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Myrmekiaphila includes 1 countries and 9 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 22 confirmed sightings of Myrmekiaphila (Wafer-lid Trapdoor Spiders), with the most recent sighting submitted on April 9, 2019 by Spider ID member kirstin73742. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 22 sightings because of certain Myrmekiaphila sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 0% of the time, Myrmekiaphila spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 22)
  • Sex: 1 female and 18 male.
  • Environment: Myrmekiaphila has been sighted 11 times outdoors, and 13 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (4). Ground layer (6). Forest (1).

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, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas.

Seasonality

Myrmekiaphila has been primarily sighted during the month of March.

  • January:
  • February: 3
  • March: 13
  • April: 2
  • May: 1
  • June:
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  • August:
  • September:
  • October:
  • November: 1
  • December: 2


Myrmekiaphila Species


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Picture of Myrmekiaphila spp. (Wafer-lid Trapdoor Spiders) - Male Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Myrmekiaphila spp. (Wafer-lid Trapdoor Spiders) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Myrmekiaphila spp. (Wafer-lid Trapdoor Spiders) - Female - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Myrmekiaphila spp. (Wafer-lid Trapdoor Spiders) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Myrmekiaphila spp. (Wafer-lid Trapdoor Spiders) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Myrmekiaphila spp. (Wafer-lid Trapdoor Spiders) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Myrmekiaphila spp. (Wafer-lid Trapdoor Spiders) - Male Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Myrmekiaphila spp. (Wafer-lid Trapdoor Spiders) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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