Loxosceles
(Recluse Spiders)

Loxosceles, commonly known as Recluse Spiders, is a genus of spiders in the family Sicariidae. Loxosceles spiders have been sighted 118 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Loxosceles includes 8 countries and 19 states in the United States. Loxosceles 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
  • Genus: Loxosceles

Common Name (AASMore information icon)

Recluse Spiders

Other Common Names

Violin Spiders, Six-eyed Brown Spiders, Brown Spiders, Fiddle-back Spiders

Author

Karl Heineken & Richard Thomas Lowe, 1832

Sightings Overview

There have been 118 confirmed sightings of Loxosceles (Recluse Spiders), with the most recent sighting submitted on November 8, 2019 by Spider ID member jnhensar. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 118 sightings because of certain Loxosceles sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 6% of the time, Loxosceles spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 99)
  • Sex: 18 female and 43 male.
  • Environment: Loxosceles has been sighted 11 times outdoors, and 92 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (3). Ground layer (2). Under rock or debris (3). Forest (2). Desert area (1).

Location and Range

Loxosceles (Recluse Spiders) has been sighted in the following countries: Algeria, France, Israel, Mexico, Qatar, Spain, United States, Zimbabwe.

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

Seasonality

Loxosceles has been primarily sighted during the month of May.

  • January: 10
  • February: 6
  • March: 6
  • April: 19
  • May: 32
  • June: 22
  • July: 4
  • August: 1
  • September: 1
  • October: 4
  • November: 2
  • December: 3

Loxosceles Species


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Picture of Loxosceles spp. (Recluse Spiders) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Loxosceles spp. (Recluse Spiders) - Dorsal,Ventral Enlarge Picture
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