The spider family Selenopidae, commonly known as Flatties, have been sighted 37 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Selenopidae includes 7 countries and 1 states in the United States. Selenopidae is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of March.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

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

Other Common Names

Flatties, Wall Crab Spiders, Wall Spiders, Crack Spiders



Sightings Overview

There have been 37 confirmed sightings of Selenopidae (Flatties), with the most recent sighting submitted on January 22, 2019 by Spider ID member carnielfz. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 37 sightings because of certain Selenopidae sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 5% of the time, Selenopidae spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 37)
  • Sex:¬†0 female and 8 male.
  • Environment:¬†Selenopidae has been sighted 22 times outdoors, and 17 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (17). Low foliage (1). High foliage (1). Ground layer (1). Under rock or debris (1). Freshwater river, lake, stream (1).

Location and Range

Selenopidae (Flatties) has been sighted in the following countries: Panama, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, South Africa, United States, Virgin Islands, U.S., Zambia.

Selenopidae has also been sighted in the following states: Florida.


Selenopidae has been primarily sighted during the month of March.

  • January: 5
  • February: 2
  • March: 9
  • April: 6
  • May: 7
  • June: 4
  • July:
  • August:
  • September:
  • October:
  • November:
  • December: 4

Genus: Selenops (Flatties)

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