(Scorpion Spiders)

Platyoides, commonly known as Scorpion Spiders, is a genus of spiders in the family Trochanteriidae. Platyoides spiders have been sighted 3 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Platyoides includes 1 countries and 0 states in the United States. Platyoides is most often sighted indoors, and during the month of March.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Arachnida
  • Order: Araneae
  • Suborder: Araneomorphae
  • Family: Trochanteriidae
  • Genus: Platyoides

Other Common Names

Scorpion Spiders


O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1891

Sightings Overview

There have been 3 confirmed sightings of Platyoides (Scorpion Spiders), with the most recent sighting submitted on October 13, 2018 by Spider ID member pops30. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 3 sightings because of certain Platyoides sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 0% of the time, Platyoides spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 3)
  • Sex: 0 female and 0 male.
  • Environment: Platyoides has been sighted 0 times outdoors, and 3 times indoors.
  • Outdoors:

Location and Range

Platyoides (Scorpion Spiders) has been sighted in the following countries: South Africa.


Platyoides has been primarily sighted during the month of March.

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

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Picture of Platyoides spp. (Scorpion Spiders) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Platyoides spp. (Scorpion Spiders) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Platyoides spp. (Scorpion Spiders) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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