Crossopriza lyoni
(Tailed Daddy Longlegs)

Featured spider picture The spider species Crossopriza lyoni, commonly known as Tailed Daddy Longlegs, belongs to the genus Crossopriza, in the family Pholcidae. Crossopriza lyoni spiders have been sighted 3 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Crossopriza lyoni includes 1 countries and 3 states in the United States. Crossopriza lyoni is most often sighted indoors, and during the month of August.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Arachnida
  • Order: Araneae
  • Suborder: Araneomorphae
  • Family: Pholcidae
  • Genus: Crossopriza
  • Species: Crossopriza lyoni

Other Common Names

Tailed Daddy Longlegs, Tailed Cellar Spider


(Blackwall, 1867)

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Sightings Overview

There have been 3 confirmed sightings of Crossopriza lyoni (Tailed Daddy Longlegs), with the most recent sighting submitted on June 23, 2018 by Spider ID member friel. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 3 sightings because of certain Crossopriza lyoni sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 67% of the time, Crossopriza lyoni spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 3)
  • Sex: 1 female and 0 male.
  • Environment: Crossopriza lyoni has been sighted 1 times outdoors, and 2 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: High foliage (1).

Location and Range

Crossopriza lyoni (Tailed Daddy Longlegs) has been sighted in the following countries: United States.

Crossopriza lyoni has also been sighted in the following states: Alabama, Pennsylvania, Texas.


Crossopriza lyoni has been primarily sighted during the month of August.

  • January:
  • February:
  • March: 1
  • April:
  • May:
  • June: 1
  • July:
  • August: 1
  • September:
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Featured Pictures

Picture of Crossopriza lyoni (Tailed Daddy Longlegs) - Lateral Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Crossopriza lyoni (Tailed Daddy Longlegs) - Female - Lateral Enlarge Picture
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