(Spitting Spiders)

The spider family Scytodidae, commonly known as Spitting Spiders, have been sighted 122 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Scytodidae includes 14 countries and 22 states in the United States. Scytodidae is most often sighted indoors, and during the month of April.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

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

Common Name (AASMore information icon)

Spitting Spiders


John Blackwall, 1864

Sightings Overview

There have been 122 confirmed sightings of Scytodidae (Spitting Spiders), with the most recent sighting submitted on January 27, 2021 by Spider ID member mspix. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 122 sightings because of certain Scytodidae sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 4% of the time, Scytodidae spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 107)
  • Sex:¬†12 female and 4 male.
  • Environment:¬†Scytodidae has been sighted 11 times outdoors, and 96 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (7). High foliage (1). Under rock or debris (2). Open field, pasture, grassland (1).

Location and Range

Scytodidae (Spitting Spiders) has been sighted in the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Belize, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States.

Scytodidae has also been sighted in the following states: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Washington, D.C..


Scytodidae has been primarily sighted during the month of April.

  • January: 7
  • February: 8
  • March: 21
  • April: 31
  • May: 27
  • June: 7
  • July: 3
  • August:
  • September:
  • October: 9
  • November: 1
  • December: 5

Genus: Scytodes

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