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(Tiger Spiders)

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

Taxonomic Hierarchy

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Arachnida
  • Order: Araneae
  • Suborder: Mygalomorphae
  • Family: Theraphosidae
  • Genus: Poecilotheria

Other Common Names

Tiger Spiders


Simon, 1885

Sightings Overview

There have been 2 confirmed sightings of Poecilotheria (Tiger Spiders), with the most recent sighting submitted on December 19, 2018 by Spider ID member rickcwest. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 2 sightings because of certain Poecilotheria sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 0% of the time, Poecilotheria spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 2)
  • Sex: 2 female and 0 male.
  • Environment: Poecilotheria has been sighted 4 times outdoors, and 0 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: High foliage (2). Forest (2).

Location and Range

Poecilotheria (Tiger Spiders) has been sighted in the following countries: India, Sri Lanka.


Poecilotheria has been primarily sighted during the month of April.

  • January:
  • February:
  • March:
  • April: 1
  • May:
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  • November:
  • December: 1

Poecilotheria Species