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Rothus aethiopicus

Featured spider picture The spider species Rothus aethiopicus belongs to the genus Rothus, in the family Pisauridae. Rothus aethiopicus spiders have been sighted 3 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Rothus aethiopicus includes 1 countries and 0 states in the United States. Rothus aethiopicus is most often sighted indoors, and during the month of January.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Arachnida
  • Order: Araneae
  • Suborder: Araneomorphae
  • Family: Pisauridae
  • Genus: Rothus
  • Species: Rothus aethiopicus


(Pavesi, 1883)

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Sightings Overview

There have been 3 confirmed sightings of Rothus aethiopicus, with the most recent sighting submitted on March 16, 2019 by Spider ID member dreamspider. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 3 sightings because of certain Rothus aethiopicus sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 33% of the time, Rothus aethiopicus spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 3)
  • Sex: 0 female and 0 male.
  • Environment: Rothus aethiopicus has been sighted 0 times outdoors, and 3 times indoors.
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Location and Range

Rothus aethiopicus has been sighted in the following countries: South Africa.


Rothus aethiopicus has been primarily sighted during the month of January.

  • January: 1
  • February: 1
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  • December: 1

Featured Pictures

Picture of Rothus aethiopicus - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Rothus aethiopicus - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Rothus aethiopicus - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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