Loxosceles deserta
(Desert Recluse)

Featured spider picture The spider species Loxosceles deserta, commonly known as Desert Recluse, belongs to the genus Loxosceles, in the family Sicariidae. Loxosceles deserta spiders have been sighted 1 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Loxosceles deserta includes 1 countries and 1 states in the United States. Loxosceles deserta is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of April.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Arachnida
  • Order: Araneae
  • Suborder: Araneomorphae
  • Family: Sicariidae
  • Genus: Loxosceles
  • Species: Loxosceles deserta

Common Name (AASMore information icon)

Desert Recluse


Willis J. Gertsch, 1973

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Sightings Overview

There have been 1 confirmed sightings of Loxosceles deserta (Desert Recluse), with the most recent sighting submitted on December 19, 2017 by Spider ID member rickcwest. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 1 sightings because of certain Loxosceles deserta sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 100% of the time, Loxosceles deserta spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 1)
  • Sex: 1 female and 0 male.
  • Environment: Loxosceles deserta has been sighted 2 times outdoors, and 0 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Under rock or debris (1). Desert area (1).

Location and Range

Loxosceles deserta (Desert Recluse) has been sighted in the following countries: United States.

Loxosceles deserta has also been sighted in the following states: Nevada.


Loxosceles deserta has been primarily sighted during the month of April.

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  • April: 1
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Featured Pictures

Picture of Loxosceles deserta (Desert Recluse) - Female - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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