Palystes
(Rain Spiders)

Palystes, commonly known as Rain Spiders, is a genus of spiders in the family Sparassidae. Palystes spiders have been sighted 15 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Palystes includes 2 countries and 0 states in the United States. Palystes is most often sighted indoors, and during the month of April.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Arachnida
  • Order: Araneae
  • Suborder: Araneomorphae
  • Family: Sparassidae
  • Genus: Palystes

Other Common Names

Rain Spiders, Lizard-eating Spiders

Author

L. Koch, 1875

Sightings Overview

There have been 15 confirmed sightings of Palystes (Rain Spiders), with the most recent sighting submitted on June 4, 2019 by Spider ID member bchamp. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 15 sightings because of certain Palystes sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 0% of the time, Palystes spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 15)
  • Sex: 2 female and 2 male.
  • Environment: Palystes has been sighted 7 times outdoors, and 8 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (7).

Location and Range

Palystes (Rain Spiders) has been sighted in the following countries: South Africa, Zambia.

Seasonality

Palystes has been primarily sighted during the month of April.

  • January:
  • February: 1
  • March: 3
  • April: 4
  • May: 2
  • June:
  • July:
  • August:
  • September:
  • October: 2
  • November:
  • December: 3

Featured Pictures

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