Palystes
(Rain Spiders)

Palystes, commonly known as Rain Spiders, is a genus of spiders in the family Sparassidae. Palystes spiders have been sighted 6 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 during the month of March.

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 6 confirmed sightings of Palystes (Rain Spiders), with the most recent sighting submitted on October 12, 2018 by Spider ID member miadonna44. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 6 sightings because of certain Palystes sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 0% of the time, Palystes spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 6)
  • Sex: 2 female and 1 male.
  • Environment: Palystes has been sighted 3 times outdoors, and 3 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (3).

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 March.

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

Featured Pictures

Picture of Palystes spp. (Rain Spiders) - Lateral Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Palystes spp. (Rain Spiders) - Female - Egg sacs,Lateral Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Palystes spp. (Rain Spiders) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Palystes spp. (Rain Spiders) - Female - Egg sacs,Lateral Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Palystes spp. (Rain Spiders) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Palystes spp. (Rain Spiders) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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