(Spitting Spiders)

The spider family Scytodidae, commonly known as Spitting Spiders, have been sighted 113 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Scytodidae includes 13 countries and 20 states in the United States. Scytodidae is most often sighted indoors, and during the month of May.

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 113 confirmed sightings of Scytodidae (Spitting Spiders), with the most recent sighting submitted on November 17, 2023 by Spider ID member krillicent. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 113 sightings because of certain Scytodidae sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 4% of the time, Scytodidae spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 111)
  • Sex:¬†1 female and 2 male.
  • Environment:¬†Scytodidae has been sighted 11 times outdoors, and 100 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, 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, Virginia, Washington.


Scytodidae has been primarily sighted during the month of May.

  • January: 5
  • February: 8
  • March: 20
  • April: 26
  • May: 27
  • June: 6
  • July: 2
  • August:
  • September:
  • October: 10
  • November: 2
  • December: 5

Genus: Scytodes

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