(Cobweb Weavers)

The spider family Theridiidae, commonly known as Cobweb Weavers, have been sighted 1319 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Theridiidae includes 48 countries and 49 states in the United States. Theridiidae is most often sighted indoors, and during the month of May.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Arachnida
  • Order: Araneae
  • Suborder: Araneomorphae
  • Family: Theridiidae

Common Name (AASMore information icon)

Cobweb Weavers

Other Common Names

Cobweb Spiders, Cob Web Spiders, Comb-footed Spiders, Tangle-web Spiders, Gumfoot-web Spiders


Carl Jakob Sundevall, 1833

Sightings Overview

There have been 1319 confirmed sightings of Theridiidae (Cobweb Weavers), with the most recent sighting submitted on February 22, 2021 by Spider ID member karinlehr. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 1319 sightings because of certain Theridiidae sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 37% of the time, Theridiidae spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 1191)
  • Sex:¬†192 female and 231 male.
  • Environment:¬†Theridiidae has been sighted 492 times outdoors, and 764 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (302). On flower (3). Low foliage (53). High foliage (14). Ground layer (44). Under rock or debris (48). Freshwater river, lake, stream (5). Open field, pasture, grassland (7). Forest (9). Desert area (7).

Location and Range

Theridiidae (Cobweb Weavers) has been sighted in the following countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Curacao, Cyprus, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Korea, South, Lebanon, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela, Vietnam.

Theridiidae has also been sighted in the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, None, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.


Theridiidae has been primarily sighted during the month of May.

  • January: 78
  • February: 110
  • March: 197
  • April: 242
  • May: 243
  • June: 90
  • July: 53
  • August: 44
  • September: 33
  • October: 106
  • November: 36
  • December: 68

Genus: Anelosimus (Social Cobweb Spiders)

Genus: Ariamnes (Twig Spiders)

Genus: Asagena

Genus: Chrysso

Genus: Coleosoma

Genus: Cryptachaea

Genus: Enoplognatha

Genus: Euryopis

Genus: Latrodectus (Widow Spiders)

Genus: Neospintharus

Genus: Nesticodes

Genus: Parasteatoda

Genus: Phoroncidia

Genus: Phylloneta

Genus: Platnickina

Genus: Rhomphaea

Genus: Spintharus

Genus: Steatoda (False Widows)

Genus: Theridion

Genus: Theridula

Genus: Yunohamella

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