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Philaeus is a genus of spiders in the family Salticidae. Philaeus spiders have been sighted 8 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Philaeus includes 4 countries and 0 states in the United States. Philaeus 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: Philaeus


Thorell, 1869

Sightings Overview

There have been 8 confirmed sightings of Philaeus, with the most recent sighting submitted on May 27, 2019 by Spider ID member paty. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 8 sightings because of certain Philaeus sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 0% of the time, Philaeus spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 8)
  • Sex: 0 female and 3 male.
  • Environment: Philaeus has been sighted 10 times outdoors, and 0 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (6). Low foliage (1). Ground layer (1). Freshwater river, lake, stream (1). Desert area (1).

Location and Range

Philaeus has been sighted in the following countries: Cyprus, Greece, Spain, Turkey.


Philaeus has been primarily sighted during the month of May.

  • January:
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  • March:
  • April: 1
  • May: 7
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Philaeus Species