Loxosceles rufescens
(Mediterranean Recluse)

Featured spider picture The spider species Loxosceles rufescens, commonly known as Mediterranean Recluse, belongs to the genus Loxosceles, in the family Sicariidae. Loxosceles rufescens spiders have been sighted 10 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Loxosceles rufescens includes 7 countries and 1 states in the United States. Loxosceles rufescens is most often sighted indoors, and during the month of June.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

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

Common Name (AASMore information icon)

Mediterranean Recluse

Other Common Names

Mediterranean Recluse Spider

Author

Léon Jean Marie Dufour, 1820

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Sightings Overview

There have been 10 confirmed sightings of Loxosceles rufescens (Mediterranean Recluse), with the most recent sighting submitted on February 26, 2020 by Spider ID member 7517230218. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 10 sightings because of certain Loxosceles rufescens sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 10% of the time, Loxosceles rufescens spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 10)
  • Sex: 0 female and 0 male.
  • Environment: Loxosceles rufescens has been sighted 0 times outdoors, and 10 times indoors.
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Location and Range

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

Loxosceles rufescens has also been sighted in the following states: Hawaii.

Seasonality

Loxosceles rufescens has been primarily sighted during the month of June.

  • January:
  • February: 1
  • March: 1
  • April: 1
  • May: 1
  • June: 3
  • July: 2
  • August:
  • September:
  • October:
  • November:
  • December: 1

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