(Hammock Spiders)

Pityohyphantes, commonly known as Hammock Spiders, is a genus of spiders in the family Linyphiidae. Pityohyphantes spiders have been sighted 7 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Pityohyphantes includes 1 countries and 4 states in the United States. Pityohyphantes is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of December.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

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

Other Common Names

Hammock Spiders


Eugène Simon, 1929

Sightings Overview

There have been 7 confirmed sightings of Pityohyphantes (Hammock Spiders), with the most recent sighting submitted on April 13, 2018 by Spider ID member ravenjam328. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 7 sightings because of certain Pityohyphantes sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 60% of the time, Pityohyphantes spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 5)
  • Sex: 2 female and 5 male.
  • Environment: Pityohyphantes has been sighted 3 times outdoors, and 2 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (3).

Location and Range

Pityohyphantes (Hammock Spiders) has been sighted in the following countries: United States.

Pityohyphantes has also been sighted in the following states: Maine, Massachusetts, New York, Virginia.


Pityohyphantes has been primarily sighted during the month of December.

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

Pityohyphantes Species

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Picture of Pityohyphantes spp. (Hammock Spiders) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Pityohyphantes spp. (Hammock Spiders) - Male - Dorsal,Penultimate Enlarge Picture
Picture of Pityohyphantes spp. (Hammock Spiders) - Female - Eyes,Lateral Enlarge Picture
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