Herpyllus is a genus of spiders in the family Gnaphosidae. Herpyllus spiders have been sighted 30 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Herpyllus includes 2 countries and 13 states in the United States. Herpyllus is most often sighted indoors, and during the month of January.

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)


Nicholas Marcellus Hentz, 1832

Sightings Overview

There have been 30 confirmed sightings of Herpyllus, with the most recent sighting submitted on February 15, 2018 by Spider ID member jens4yoga. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 30 sightings because of certain Herpyllus sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 0% of the time, Herpyllus spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 11)
  • Sex: 10 female and 6 male.
  • Environment: Herpyllus has been sighted 0 times outdoors, and 11 times indoors.
  • Outdoors:

Location and Range

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

Herpyllus has also been sighted in the following states: Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia.


Herpyllus has been primarily sighted during the month of January.

  • January: 7
  • February: 3
  • March:
  • April:
  • May:
  • June: 1
  • July:
  • August: 3
  • September:
  • October:
  • November:
  • December: 2

Herpyllus Species

Featured Pictures

Picture of Herpyllus spp. - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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