Dysdera

Dysdera genus belongs to the woodlouse spider family with 285 species, as recorded in May 2019.

Dysdera Spider

Spiders Belonging to this Genus

  • Woodlouse (Dysdera crocata)
  • Dysdera aberrans  
  • Dysdera aciculata
  • Dysdera aculeata
  • Dysdera adriatica
  • Dysdera affinis
  • Dysdera afghana
  • Dysdera akpinarae
  • Dysdera alegranzaensis
  • Dysdera alentejana
  • Dysdera ambulotenta
  • Dysdera anatoliae
  • Dysdera ancora
  • Dysdera andamanae
  • Dysdera andreini
  • Dysdera aneris
  • Dysdera anonyma
  • Dysdera apenninica
  • Dysdera arabiafelix
  • Dysdera arabica
  • Dysdera arabisenen
  • Dysdera argaeica
  • Dysdera arganoi
  • Dysdera armenica
  • Dysdera arnedoi
  • Dysdera arnoldii
  • Dysdera asiatica
  • Dysdera atlantea
  • Dysdera aurgitana
  • Dysdera azerbajdzhanica
  • Dysdera baetica
  • Dysdera balearica
  • Dysdera bandamae
  • Dysdera baratellii
  • Dysdera beieri
  • Dysdera bellimundi
  • Dysdera bernardi
  • Dysdera bicolor
  • Dysdera bicornis
  • Dysdera bidentata
  • Dysdera bogatschevi
  • Dysdera borealicaucasica
  • Dysdera bottazziae
  • Dysdera breviseta
  • Dysdera brevispina
  • Dysdera brignoliana
  • Dysdera brignolii
  • Dysdera caeca
  • Dysdera calderensis
  • Dysdera castillonensis
  • Dysdera catalonica
  • Dysdera cechica
  • Dysdera cechica
  • Dysdera centroitalica
  • Dysdera cephalonica
  • Dysdera charitonowi
  • Dysdera chioensis
  • Dysdera circularis
  • Dysdera coiffaiti
  • Dysdera collucata
  • Dysdera concinna
  • Dysdera corallina
  • Dysdera corfuensis
  • Dysdera cornipes
  • Dysdera cribellata
  • Dysdera cribrata
  • Dysdera cristata
  • Dysdera crocata
  • Dysdera crocolita
  • Dysdera curviseta
  • Dysdera cylindrica
  • Dysdera daghestanica
  • Dysdera dentichelis
  • Dysdera deserticola
  • Dysdera diversa
  • Dysdera dolanskyi
  • Dysdera drescoi
  • Dysdera dubrovninnii
  • Dysdera dunini
  • Dysdera dysderoides
  • Dysdera edumifera
  • Dysdera enghoffi
  • Dysdera enguriensis
  • Dysdera erythrina
  • Dysdera espanoli
  • Dysdera esquiveli
  • Dysdera fabrorum
  • Dysdera falciformis
  • Dysdera fedtschenkoi
  • Dysdera ferghanica
  • Dysdera fervida
  • Dysdera festai
  • Dysdera flagellata
  • Dysdera flagellifera
  • Dysdera flavitarsis
  • Dysdera fragaria
  • Dysdera furcata
  • Dysdera fuscipes
  • Dysdera fustigans
  • Dysdera galinae
  • Dysdera gamarrae
  • Dysdera garrafensis
  • Dysdera gemina
  • Dysdera ghilarovi
  • Dysdera gibbifera
  • Dysdera gigas
  • Dysdera gmelini
  • Dysdera gollumi
  • Dysdera gomerensis
  • Dysdera graia
  • Dysdera granulata
  • Dysdera gruberi
  • Dysdera guayota
  • Dysdera halkidikii
  • Dysdera hamifera
  • Dysdera hattusas
  • Dysdera helenae
  • Dysdera hernandezi
  • Dysdera hiemalis
  • Dysdera hirguan
  • Dysdera hirsti
  • Dysdera hungarica
  • Dysdera iguanensis
  • Dysdera imeretiensis
  • Dysdera incertissima
  • Dysdera incognita
  • Dysdera inermis
  • Dysdera inopinata
  • Dysdera insulana
  • Dysdera jana
  • Dysdera karabachica
  • Dysdera kati
  • Dysdera kollari
  • Dysdera krisis
  • Dysdera kronebergi
  • Dysdera kropfi
  • Dysdera kugitangica
  • Dysdera kulczynskii
  • Dysdera kusnetsovi
  • Dysdera labradaensis
  • Dysdera lagrecai
  • Dysdera lancerotensis
  • Dysdera lantosquensis
  • Dysdera lantosquensis
  • Dysdera lata
  • Dysdera laterispina
  • Dysdera leprieuri
  • Dysdera levipes
  • Dysdera ligustica
  • Dysdera limitanea
  • Dysdera limnos
  • Dysdera liostetha
  • Dysdera littoralis
  • Dysdera longa
  • Dysdera longibulbis
  • Dysdera longimandibularis
  • Dysdera longirostris
  • Dysdera lubrica
  • Dysdera lucidipes
  • Dysdera lusitanica
  • Dysdera machadoi
  • Dysdera mahan
  • Dysdera maronita
  • Dysdera martensi
  • Dysdera mauritanica
  • Dysdera maurusia
  • Dysdera mazini
  • Dysdera meschetiensis
  • Dysdera meschetiensis
  • Dysdera microdonta
  • Dysdera minairo
  • Dysdera minuta
  • Dysdera minutissima
  • Dysdera mixta
  • Dysdera montanetensis
  • Dysdera monterossoi
  • Dysdera moravica
  • Dysdera mucronata
  • Dysdera murphyorum
  • Dysdera nakhchivanica
  • Dysdera nenilini
  • Dysdera neocretica
  • Dysdera nesiotes
  • Dysdera nicaeensis
  • Dysdera ninnii
  • Dysdera nomada
  • Dysdera nubila
  • Dysdera orahan
  • Dysdera ortunoi
  • Dysdera osellai
  • Dysdera paganettii
  • Dysdera pamirica
  • Dysdera pandazisi
  • Dysdera paucispinosa
  • Dysdera pavani
  • Dysdera pectinata
  • Dysdera pharaonis
  • Dysdera pococki
  • Dysdera pominii
  • Dysdera portisancti
  • Dysdera pradesensis
  • Dysdera praepostera
  • Dysdera presai
  • Dysdera pretneri
  • Dysdera pristiphora
  • Dysdera punctata
  • Dysdera punctocretica
  • Dysdera punctata
  • Dysdera punctocretica
  • Dysdera pyrenaica
  • Dysdera quindecima
  • Dysdera raddei
  • Dysdera ramblae
  • Dysdera ratonensis
  • Dysdera ravida
  • Dysdera richteri
  • Dysdera roemeri
  • Dysdera romana
  • Dysdera romantica
  • Dysdera rostrata
  • Dysdera rubus
  • Dysdera rudis
  • Dysdera rugichelis
  • Dysdera rullii
  • Dysdera sanborondon
  • Dysdera satunini
  • Dysdera scabricula
  • Dysdera sciakyi
  • Dysdera seclusa
  • Dysdera sefrensis
  • Dysdera sefrensis
  • Dysdera septima
  • Dysdera shardana
  • Dysdera sibyllina
  • Dysdera sibyllinica
  • Dysdera silana
  • Dysdera silvatica
  • Dysdera simbeque
  • Dysdera simoni
  • Dysdera snassenica
  • Dysdera soleata
  • Dysdera solers
  • Dysdera spasskyi
  • Dysdera spinicrus
  • Dysdera spinidorsa
  • Dysdera stahlavskyi
  • Dysdera subcylindrica
  • Dysdera subnubila
  • Dysdera subsquarrosa
  • Dysdera sultani
  • Dysdera sutoria
  • Dysdera tartarica
  • Dysdera tbilisiensis
  • Dysdera tenuistyla
  • Dysdera tezcani
  • Dysdera tilosensis
  • Dysdera topcui
  • Dysdera tredecima
  • Dysdera turcica
  • Dysdera tystshenkoi
  • Dysdera ukrainensis
  • Dysdera undecima
  • Dysdera unguimmanis
  • Dysdera valentina
  • Dysdera vandeli
  • Dysdera veigai
  • Dysdera ventricosa
  • Dysdera vermicularis
  • Dysdera verneaui
  • Dysdera vesiculifera
  • Dysdera vignai
  • Dysdera vivesi
  • Dysdera volcania
  • Dysdera werneri
  • Dysdera westringi
  • Dysdera yguanirae
  • Dysdera yozgat
  • Dysdera zarudnyi

Physical Description and Identification

Adults

Size: Female spiders of this genus are 0.43 – 0.59 inches (1.1 – 15 cm), while the comparatively smaller males have a length of 0.35 – 0.39 inches (0.9 – 1cm).

Scientific Classification

Color: The body and legs of most spiders appear reddish-brown alongside a white abdomen.

Other Characteristic Features: Of their eggs legs, the second pair face backwards. Their six eyes are closely fixed to one another in an oval pattern. These spiders are also noted for their large fangs and wide jaws that help them bite the hard shells of woodlice.

Eggs

Females lay about 70 round eggs in a silken sac.

Spiderlings

They have a pale brown body and start living on their own in a few days from hatching.

The Web

No spiders of this genus make webs, and hunt at night.

Are Spiders of the Dysdera Genus Venomous

These spiders are not harmful or deadly to humans, but their bite is painful leading to swelling, redness, and itchiness.

Quick Facts

Distribution Central Europe and North America
Habitat Trees, garden, and bushy areas
Diet Woodlice, centipedes, and also other spiders
Lifespan 1-2 years

Did You Know

The French Zoologist, Pierre André Latreille, described the genus in 1804 for the first time.

Image Credits: commons.wikimedia.org

Dysdera genus belongs to the woodlouse spider family with 285 species, as recorded in May 2019.

Dysdera Spider

Spiders Belonging to this Genus

  • Woodlouse (Dysdera crocata)
  • Dysdera aberrans  
  • Dysdera aciculata
  • Dysdera aculeata
  • Dysdera adriatica
  • Dysdera affinis
  • Dysdera afghana
  • Dysdera akpinarae
  • Dysdera alegranzaensis
  • Dysdera alentejana
  • Dysdera ambulotenta
  • Dysdera anatoliae
  • Dysdera ancora
  • Dysdera andamanae
  • Dysdera andreini
  • Dysdera aneris
  • Dysdera anonyma
  • Dysdera apenninica
  • Dysdera arabiafelix
  • Dysdera arabica
  • Dysdera arabisenen
  • Dysdera argaeica
  • Dysdera arganoi
  • Dysdera armenica
  • Dysdera arnedoi
  • Dysdera arnoldii
  • Dysdera asiatica
  • Dysdera atlantea
  • Dysdera aurgitana
  • Dysdera azerbajdzhanica
  • Dysdera baetica
  • Dysdera balearica
  • Dysdera bandamae
  • Dysdera baratellii
  • Dysdera beieri
  • Dysdera bellimundi
  • Dysdera bernardi
  • Dysdera bicolor
  • Dysdera bicornis
  • Dysdera bidentata
  • Dysdera bogatschevi
  • Dysdera borealicaucasica
  • Dysdera bottazziae
  • Dysdera breviseta
  • Dysdera brevispina
  • Dysdera brignoliana
  • Dysdera brignolii
  • Dysdera caeca
  • Dysdera calderensis
  • Dysdera castillonensis
  • Dysdera catalonica
  • Dysdera cechica
  • Dysdera cechica
  • Dysdera centroitalica
  • Dysdera cephalonica
  • Dysdera charitonowi
  • Dysdera chioensis
  • Dysdera circularis
  • Dysdera coiffaiti
  • Dysdera collucata
  • Dysdera concinna
  • Dysdera corallina
  • Dysdera corfuensis
  • Dysdera cornipes
  • Dysdera cribellata
  • Dysdera cribrata
  • Dysdera cristata
  • Dysdera crocata
  • Dysdera crocolita
  • Dysdera curviseta
  • Dysdera cylindrica
  • Dysdera daghestanica
  • Dysdera dentichelis
  • Dysdera deserticola
  • Dysdera diversa
  • Dysdera dolanskyi
  • Dysdera drescoi
  • Dysdera dubrovninnii
  • Dysdera dunini
  • Dysdera dysderoides
  • Dysdera edumifera
  • Dysdera enghoffi
  • Dysdera enguriensis
  • Dysdera erythrina
  • Dysdera espanoli
  • Dysdera esquiveli
  • Dysdera fabrorum
  • Dysdera falciformis
  • Dysdera fedtschenkoi
  • Dysdera ferghanica
  • Dysdera fervida
  • Dysdera festai
  • Dysdera flagellata
  • Dysdera flagellifera
  • Dysdera flavitarsis
  • Dysdera fragaria
  • Dysdera furcata
  • Dysdera fuscipes
  • Dysdera fustigans
  • Dysdera galinae
  • Dysdera gamarrae
  • Dysdera garrafensis
  • Dysdera gemina
  • Dysdera ghilarovi
  • Dysdera gibbifera
  • Dysdera gigas
  • Dysdera gmelini
  • Dysdera gollumi
  • Dysdera gomerensis
  • Dysdera graia
  • Dysdera granulata
  • Dysdera gruberi
  • Dysdera guayota
  • Dysdera halkidikii
  • Dysdera hamifera
  • Dysdera hattusas
  • Dysdera helenae
  • Dysdera hernandezi
  • Dysdera hiemalis
  • Dysdera hirguan
  • Dysdera hirsti
  • Dysdera hungarica
  • Dysdera iguanensis
  • Dysdera imeretiensis
  • Dysdera incertissima
  • Dysdera incognita
  • Dysdera inermis
  • Dysdera inopinata
  • Dysdera insulana
  • Dysdera jana
  • Dysdera karabachica
  • Dysdera kati
  • Dysdera kollari
  • Dysdera krisis
  • Dysdera kronebergi
  • Dysdera kropfi
  • Dysdera kugitangica
  • Dysdera kulczynskii
  • Dysdera kusnetsovi
  • Dysdera labradaensis
  • Dysdera lagrecai
  • Dysdera lancerotensis
  • Dysdera lantosquensis
  • Dysdera lantosquensis
  • Dysdera lata
  • Dysdera laterispina
  • Dysdera leprieuri
  • Dysdera levipes
  • Dysdera ligustica
  • Dysdera limitanea
  • Dysdera limnos
  • Dysdera liostetha
  • Dysdera littoralis
  • Dysdera longa
  • Dysdera longibulbis
  • Dysdera longimandibularis
  • Dysdera longirostris
  • Dysdera lubrica
  • Dysdera lucidipes
  • Dysdera lusitanica
  • Dysdera machadoi
  • Dysdera mahan
  • Dysdera maronita
  • Dysdera martensi
  • Dysdera mauritanica
  • Dysdera maurusia
  • Dysdera mazini
  • Dysdera meschetiensis
  • Dysdera meschetiensis
  • Dysdera microdonta
  • Dysdera minairo
  • Dysdera minuta
  • Dysdera minutissima
  • Dysdera mixta
  • Dysdera montanetensis
  • Dysdera monterossoi
  • Dysdera moravica
  • Dysdera mucronata
  • Dysdera murphyorum
  • Dysdera nakhchivanica
  • Dysdera nenilini
  • Dysdera neocretica
  • Dysdera nesiotes
  • Dysdera nicaeensis
  • Dysdera ninnii
  • Dysdera nomada
  • Dysdera nubila
  • Dysdera orahan
  • Dysdera ortunoi
  • Dysdera osellai
  • Dysdera paganettii
  • Dysdera pamirica
  • Dysdera pandazisi
  • Dysdera paucispinosa
  • Dysdera pavani
  • Dysdera pectinata
  • Dysdera pharaonis
  • Dysdera pococki
  • Dysdera pominii
  • Dysdera portisancti
  • Dysdera pradesensis
  • Dysdera praepostera
  • Dysdera presai
  • Dysdera pretneri
  • Dysdera pristiphora
  • Dysdera punctata
  • Dysdera punctocretica
  • Dysdera punctata
  • Dysdera punctocretica
  • Dysdera pyrenaica
  • Dysdera quindecima
  • Dysdera raddei
  • Dysdera ramblae
  • Dysdera ratonensis
  • Dysdera ravida
  • Dysdera richteri
  • Dysdera roemeri
  • Dysdera romana
  • Dysdera romantica
  • Dysdera rostrata
  • Dysdera rubus
  • Dysdera rudis
  • Dysdera rugichelis
  • Dysdera rullii
  • Dysdera sanborondon
  • Dysdera satunini
  • Dysdera scabricula
  • Dysdera sciakyi
  • Dysdera seclusa
  • Dysdera sefrensis
  • Dysdera sefrensis
  • Dysdera septima
  • Dysdera shardana
  • Dysdera sibyllina
  • Dysdera sibyllinica
  • Dysdera silana
  • Dysdera silvatica
  • Dysdera simbeque
  • Dysdera simoni
  • Dysdera snassenica
  • Dysdera soleata
  • Dysdera solers
  • Dysdera spasskyi
  • Dysdera spinicrus
  • Dysdera spinidorsa
  • Dysdera stahlavskyi
  • Dysdera subcylindrica
  • Dysdera subnubila
  • Dysdera subsquarrosa
  • Dysdera sultani
  • Dysdera sutoria
  • Dysdera tartarica
  • Dysdera tbilisiensis
  • Dysdera tenuistyla
  • Dysdera tezcani
  • Dysdera tilosensis
  • Dysdera topcui
  • Dysdera tredecima
  • Dysdera turcica
  • Dysdera tystshenkoi
  • Dysdera ukrainensis
  • Dysdera undecima
  • Dysdera unguimmanis
  • Dysdera valentina
  • Dysdera vandeli
  • Dysdera veigai
  • Dysdera ventricosa
  • Dysdera vermicularis
  • Dysdera verneaui
  • Dysdera vesiculifera
  • Dysdera vignai
  • Dysdera vivesi
  • Dysdera volcania
  • Dysdera werneri
  • Dysdera westringi
  • Dysdera yguanirae
  • Dysdera yozgat
  • Dysdera zarudnyi

Physical Description and Identification

Adults

Size: Female spiders of this genus are 0.43 – 0.59 inches (1.1 – 15 cm), while the comparatively smaller males have a length of 0.35 – 0.39 inches (0.9 – 1cm).

Color: The body and legs of most spiders appear reddish-brown alongside a white abdomen.

Other Characteristic Features: Of their eggs legs, the second pair face backwards. Their six eyes are closely fixed to one another in an oval pattern. These spiders are also noted for their large fangs and wide jaws that help them bite the hard shells of woodlice.

Eggs

Females lay about 70 round eggs in a silken sac.

Spiderlings

They have a pale brown body and start living on their own in a few days from hatching.

The Web

No spiders of this genus make webs, and hunt at night.

Are Spiders of the Dysdera Genus Venomous

These spiders are not harmful or deadly to humans, but their bite is painful leading to swelling, redness, and itchiness.

Quick Facts

Distribution Central Europe and North America
Habitat Trees, garden, and bushy areas
Diet Woodlice, centipedes, and also other spiders
Lifespan 1-2 years

Did You Know

The French Zoologist, Pierre André Latreille, described the genus in 1804 for the first time.

Image Credits: commons.wikimedia.org

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