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(Wall Spiders)

The spider family Oecobiidae, commonly known as Wall Spiders, have been sighted 42 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Oecobiidae includes 11 countries and 8 states in the United States. Oecobiidae is most often sighted indoors, and during the month of April.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

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

Other Common Names

Wall Spiders, Disc Web Spiders, Flatmesh Weavers


John Blackwall, 1862

Sightings Overview

There have been 42 confirmed sightings of Oecobiidae (Wall Spiders), with the most recent sighting submitted on February 13, 2020 by Spider ID member lawafrica. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 42 sightings because of certain Oecobiidae sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 14% of the time, Oecobiidae spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 42)
  • Sex:¬†0 female and 8 male.
  • Environment:¬†Oecobiidae has been sighted 8 times outdoors, and 34 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (8).

Location and Range

Oecobiidae (Wall Spiders) has been sighted in the following countries: Greece, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Mexico, Qatar, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, United Kingdom, United States.

Oecobiidae has also been sighted in the following states: Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, Texas.


Oecobiidae has been primarily sighted during the month of April.

  • January: 4
  • February: 3
  • March: 7
  • April: 14
  • May: 10
  • June: 1
  • July: 1
  • August:
  • September: 1
  • October: 1
  • November:
  • December:

Genus: Oecobius

Genus: Uroctea

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