Scotophaeus is a genus of spiders in the family Gnaphosidae. Scotophaeus spiders have been sighted 52 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Scotophaeus includes 4 countries and 4 states in the United States. Scotophaeus 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: Scotophaeus


Eugène Simon, 1893

Sightings Overview

There have been 52 confirmed sightings of Scotophaeus, with the most recent sighting submitted on June 7, 2019 by Spider ID member jessbarnes7727. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 52 sightings because of certain Scotophaeus sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 6% of the time, Scotophaeus spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 32)
  • Sex: 12 female and 3 male.
  • Environment: Scotophaeus has been sighted 7 times outdoors, and 25 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (7).

Location and Range

Scotophaeus has been sighted in the following countries: Ireland, Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States.

Scotophaeus has also been sighted in the following states: California, Colorado, Oregon, Washington.


Scotophaeus has been primarily sighted during the month of May.

  • January:
  • February: 1
  • March: 2
  • April: 8
  • May: 18
  • June: 4
  • July: 5
  • August: 3
  • September: 1
  • October: 7
  • November:
  • December:

Scotophaeus Species

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