Herpyllus propinquus
(Western Parson Spider)

Featured spider picture The spider species Herpyllus propinquus, commonly known as Western Parson Spider, belongs to the genus Herpyllus, in the family Gnaphosidae. Herpyllus propinquus spiders have been sighted 2 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Herpyllus propinquus includes 1 countries and 2 states in the United States. Herpyllus propinquus is most often sighted during the month of April.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

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

Other Common Names

Western Parson Spider


(Keyserling, 1887)

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Sightings Overview

There have been 2 confirmed sightings of Herpyllus propinquus (Western Parson Spider), 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 2 sightings because of certain Herpyllus propinquus sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 0% of the time, Herpyllus propinquus spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 2)
  • Sex: 0 female and 0 male.
  • Environment: Herpyllus propinquus has been sighted 1 times outdoors, and 1 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Ground layer (1).

Location and Range

Herpyllus propinquus (Western Parson Spider) has been sighted in the following countries: United States.

Herpyllus propinquus has also been sighted in the following states: California, New Mexico.


Herpyllus propinquus has been primarily sighted during the month of April.

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  • April: 1
  • May: 1
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Featured Pictures

Picture of Herpyllus propinquus (Western Parson Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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