Cheiracanthium
(Long-legged Sac Spiders)

Taxonomic Hierarchy

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Arachnida
  • Order: Araneae
  • Suborder: Araneomorphae
  • Family: Eutichuridae
  • Genus: Cheiracanthium

Common Name (AASMore information icon)

Long-legged Sac Spiders

Other Common Names

Yellow Sac Spiders, Prowling Spiders, Sac Spiders

Author

Carl Ludwig Koch, 1839

Pronunciation

ky-ruh-KAN-thee-um

Additional Remarks

Cheiracanthium species are sometimes mistaken for “brown recluses” (Loxosceles reclusa) inside homes.



Cheiracanthium Species


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Picture of Cheiracanthium spp. (Long-legged Sac Spiders) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
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