(Six-eyed Sicariid Spiders)

The spider family Sicariidae, commonly known as Six-eyed Sicariid Spiders, have been sighted 112 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Sicariidae includes 8 countries and 18 states in the United States. Sicariidae is most often sighted indoors, and during the month of May.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

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

Common Name (AASMore information icon)

Sixeyed Sicariid Spiders

Other Common Names

Recluse Spiders, Violin Spiders, Six-eyed Brown Spiders, Six-eyed Sand Spiders, Assassin Spiders


Eugen von Keyserling, 1880

Sightings Overview

There have been 112 confirmed sightings of Sicariidae (Six-eyed Sicariid Spiders), with the most recent sighting submitted on June 16, 2019 by Spider ID member harding-family. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 112 sightings because of certain Sicariidae sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 6% of the time, Sicariidae spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 93)
  • Sex: 18 female and 42 male.
  • Environment: Sicariidae has been sighted 11 times outdoors, and 86 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (3). Ground layer (2). Under rock or debris (3). Forest (2). Desert area (1).

Location and Range

Sicariidae (Six-eyed Sicariid Spiders) has been sighted in the following countries: Algeria, France, Israel, Mexico, Qatar, Spain, United States, Zimbabwe.

Sicariidae has also been sighted in the following states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New York, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia.


Sicariidae has been primarily sighted during the month of May.

  • January: 10
  • February: 6
  • March: 6
  • April: 19
  • May: 32
  • June: 19
  • July: 4
  • August:
  • September: 1
  • October: 3
  • November: 1
  • December: 3

Genus: Loxosceles (Recluse Spiders)