(Lynx Spiders)

The spider family Oxyopidae, commonly known as Lynx Spiders, have been sighted 67 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Oxyopidae includes 12 countries and 10 states in the United States. Oxyopidae is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of March.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

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

Common Name (AASMore information icon)

Lynx Spiders


Tamerlan Thorell, 1870

Sightings Overview

There have been 67 confirmed sightings of Oxyopidae (Lynx Spiders), with the most recent sighting submitted on April 22, 2019 by Spider ID member marias. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 67 sightings because of certain Oxyopidae sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 12% of the time, Oxyopidae spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 59)
  • Sex: 15 female and 10 male.
  • Environment: Oxyopidae has been sighted 59 times outdoors, and 3 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (20). On flower (4). Low foliage (27). High foliage (2). Ground layer (1). Freshwater river, lake, stream (1). Open field, pasture, grassland (2). Forest (1). Desert area (1).

Location and Range

Oxyopidae (Lynx Spiders) has been sighted in the following countries: Australia, Canada, India, Italy, Mexico, Nepal, New Zealand, Philippines, Portugal, Spain, Thailand, United States.

Oxyopidae has also been sighted in the following states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, None, South Carolina, Texas.


Oxyopidae has been primarily sighted during the month of March.

  • January: 2
  • February: 8
  • March: 12
  • April: 8
  • May: 10
  • June: 3
  • July: 2
  • August: 5
  • September: 6
  • October: 4
  • November: 4
  • December: 3

Genus: Oxyopes

Genus: Peucetia

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