Colonus is a genus of spiders in the family Salticidae. Colonus spiders have been sighted 17 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Colonus includes 1 countries and 10 states in the United States. Colonus is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of May.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Arachnida
  • Order: Araneae
  • Suborder: Araneomorphae
  • Family: Salticidae
  • Genus: Colonus


F. O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1901

Sightings Overview

There have been 17 confirmed sightings of Colonus, with the most recent sighting submitted on August 11, 2019 by Spider ID member sebastapol. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 17 sightings because of certain Colonus sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 0% of the time, Colonus spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 17)
  • Sex: 0 female and 4 male.
  • Environment: Colonus has been sighted 19 times outdoors, and 2 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (12). Low foliage (4). High foliage (2). Freshwater river, lake, stream (1).

Location and Range

Colonus has been sighted in the following countries: United States.

Colonus has also been sighted in the following states: Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, New Jersey, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas.


Colonus has been primarily sighted during the month of May.

  • January:
  • February: 1
  • March: 1
  • April: 1
  • May: 8
  • June: 4
  • July:
  • August: 1
  • September: 1
  • October:
  • November:
  • December:

Colonus Species

Featured Pictures

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