Phylloneta sisyphia
(Mother-care Spider)

Featured spider picture The spider species Phylloneta sisyphia, commonly known as Mother-care Spider, belongs to the genus Phylloneta, in the family Theridiidae. Phylloneta sisyphia spiders have been sighted 2 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Phylloneta sisyphia includes 1 countries and 0 states in the United States. Phylloneta sisyphia is most often sighted indoors, and during the month of December.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Arachnida
  • Order: Araneae
  • Suborder: Araneomorphae
  • Family: Theridiidae
  • Genus: Phylloneta
  • Species: Phylloneta sisyphia

Other Common Names

Mother-care Spider


(Clerck, 1757)

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Sightings Overview

There have been 2 confirmed sightings of Phylloneta sisyphia (Mother-care Spider), with the most recent sighting submitted on November 25, 2018 by Spider ID member yasin42. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 2 sightings because of certain Phylloneta sisyphia sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 0% of the time, Phylloneta sisyphia spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 2)
  • Sex: 0 female and 0 male.
  • Environment: Phylloneta sisyphia has been sighted 0 times outdoors, and 2 times indoors.
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Location and Range

Phylloneta sisyphia (Mother-care Spider) has been sighted in the following countries: Turkey.


Phylloneta sisyphia has been primarily sighted during the month of December.

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  • December: 2

Featured Pictures

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