Sicariidae
(Sixeyed Sicariid Spiders)

The spider family Sicariidae, commonly known as Sixeyed Sicariid Spiders, have been sighted 73 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Sicariidae includes 5 countries and 16 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

Author

Eugen von Keyserling, 1880

Sightings Overview

There have been 73 confirmed sightings of Sicariidae (Sixeyed Sicariid Spiders), with the most recent sighting submitted on October 23, 2018 by Spider ID member cavken. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 73 sightings because of certain Sicariidae sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 2% of the time, Sicariidae spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 54)
  • Sex:¬†17 female and 26 male.
  • Environment:¬†Sicariidae has been sighted 4 times outdoors, and 51 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (1). Ground layer (1). Under rock or debris (1). Desert area (1).

Location and Range

Sicariidae (Sixeyed Sicariid Spiders) has been sighted in the following countries: France, Israel, Qatar, Spain, United States.

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

Seasonality

Sicariidae has been primarily sighted during the month of May.

  • January: 8
  • February: 4
  • March: 6
  • April: 11
  • May: 15
  • June: 13
  • July: 2
  • August:
  • September:
  • October: 3
  • November: 1
  • December: 2


Genus: Loxosceles (Recluse Spiders)