Linyphiidae
(Money Spiders)

The spider family Linyphiidae, commonly known as Money Spiders, have been sighted 78 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Linyphiidae includes 8 countries and 21 states in the United States. Linyphiidae is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of May.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Arachnida
  • Order: Araneae
  • Suborder: Araneomorphae
  • Family: Linyphiidae

Common Name (AASMore information icon)

Dwarf and Sheetweb Weavers

Other Common Names

Money Spiders

Author

John Blackwall, 1859

Sightings Overview

There have been 78 confirmed sightings of Linyphiidae (Money Spiders), with the most recent sighting submitted on September 13, 2019 by Spider ID member aragog4life. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 78 sightings because of certain Linyphiidae sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 55% of the time, Linyphiidae spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 76)
  • Sex:¬†12 female and 24 male.
  • Environment:¬†Linyphiidae has been sighted 72 times outdoors, and 15 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (24). On flower (3). Low foliage (23). High foliage (3). Ground layer (9). Open field, pasture, grassland (3). Forest (6). Cave (1).

Location and Range

Linyphiidae (Money Spiders) has been sighted in the following countries: Canada, France, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States.

Linyphiidae has also been sighted in the following states: Alabama, California, Connecticut, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Washington, D.C., Wisconsin.

Seasonality

Linyphiidae has been primarily sighted during the month of May.

  • January: 3
  • February: 3
  • March: 7
  • April: 15
  • May: 16
  • June: 11
  • July: 3
  • August: 3
  • September: 4
  • October: 5
  • November: 5
  • December: 3


Genus: Bathyphantes

Genus: Florinda

Genus: Frontinella

Genus: Graphomoa

Genus: Hypselistes

Genus: Lepthyphantes

Genus: Linyphia

Genus: Neriene

Genus: Pityohyphantes (Hammock Spiders)

Genus: Troglohyphantes

Genus: Walckenaeria


Featured Pictures

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