Loxosceles
(Recluse Spiders)

Loxosceles, commonly known as Recluse Spiders, is a genus of spiders in the family Sicariidae. Loxosceles spiders have been sighted 72 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Loxosceles includes 5 countries and 16 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 72 confirmed sightings of Loxosceles (Recluse Spiders), with the most recent sighting submitted on October 11, 2018 by Spider ID member earthaliens. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 72 sightings because of certain Loxosceles sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 2% of the time, Loxosceles spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 53)
  • Sex:¬†17 female and 26 male.
  • Environment:¬†Loxosceles has been sighted 3 times outdoors, and 51 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (1). Under rock or debris (1). Desert area (1).

Location and Range

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

Loxosceles 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

Loxosceles 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: 2
  • November: 1
  • December: 2


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) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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