Pityohyphantes costatus
(Hammock Spider)

Featured spider picture The spider species Pityohyphantes costatus, commonly known as Hammock Spider, belongs to the genus Pityohyphantes, in the family Linyphiidae. Pityohyphantes costatus spiders have been sighted 4 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Pityohyphantes costatus includes 1 countries and 1 states in the United States. Pityohyphantes costatus 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
  • Species: Pityohyphantes costatus

Common Name (AASMore information icon)

Hammock Spider


Nicholas Marcellus Hentz, 1850

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Sightings Overview

There have been 4 confirmed sightings of Pityohyphantes costatus (Hammock Spider), with the most recent sighting submitted on April 2, 2018 by Spider ID member dani. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 4 sightings because of certain Pityohyphantes costatus sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 75% of the time, Pityohyphantes costatus spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 4)
  • Sex: 1 female and 3 male.
  • Environment: Pityohyphantes costatus has been sighted 3 times outdoors, and 1 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (3).

Location and Range

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

Pityohyphantes costatus has also been sighted in the following states: New York.


Pityohyphantes costatus has been primarily sighted during the month of December.

  • January:
  • February:
  • March: 1
  • April:
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  • November:
  • December: 3

Featured Pictures

Picture of Pityohyphantes costatus (Hammock Spider) - Female - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Pityohyphantes costatus (Hammock Spider) - Male - Ventral Enlarge Picture
Picture of Pityohyphantes costatus (Hammock Spider) - Male - Lateral,Webs Enlarge Picture
Picture of Pityohyphantes costatus (Hammock Spider) - Male - Dorsal,Webs Enlarge Picture
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