Herpyllus

Herpyllus is a genus of spiders in the family Gnaphosidae. Herpyllus spiders have been sighted 147 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Herpyllus includes 2 countries and 31 states in the United States. Herpyllus is most often sighted indoors, and during the month of May.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Arachnida
  • Order: Araneae
  • Suborder: Araneomorphae
  • Family: Gnaphosidae
  • Genus: Herpyllus

Other Common Names

Stealthy Ground Spiders, Flat-bellied Ground Spiders, Ground Spiders, Parson Spiders (some species)

Author

Nicholas Marcellus Hentz, 1832

Sightings Overview

There have been 147 confirmed sightings of Herpyllus, with the most recent sighting submitted on May 23, 2019 by Spider ID member jonleyiii. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 147 sightings because of certain Herpyllus sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 2% of the time, Herpyllus spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 128)
  • Sex: 11 female and 7 male.
  • Environment: Herpyllus has been sighted 5 times outdoors, and 123 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (4). Ground layer (1).

Location and Range

Herpyllus has been sighted in the following countries: Canada, United States.

Herpyllus has also been sighted in the following states: Alabama, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin.

Seasonality

Herpyllus has been primarily sighted during the month of May.

  • January: 8
  • February: 8
  • March: 22
  • April: 20
  • May: 44
  • June: 11
  • July:
  • August: 6
  • September: 2
  • October: 6
  • November: 1
  • December: 5


Herpyllus Species


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