Dysdera

The big genus of this spider belongs to the woodlouse spider family. Many species of this genus have subspecies.

Dysdera Spider

Spiders Belonging to this Genus

Woodlouse (Dysdera crocata)  

Physical Description and Identification

Adults

Size: Female spiders of this genus are 0.43-0.59 in (1.1-15 cm), while male spiders from the same genus have shorter bodies.

Color: Brown to red body with a white abdomen.

Other Characteristic Features: Their legs are long and also look red.

Eggs

Females lay eggs in a sac made by them with their silk. Round 70 eggs are found in a sac.

Spiderlings

Female spiders stay with their eggs until they hatch. After hatching, spiderlings start living on their own.

The Web

No spiders of this genus make webs.

Are Spiders of Dysdera Venomous

These spiders are not harmful or deadly for humans, as their bite is painful but that doesn’t not result in anything but painful allergy or itchiness.

Quick Facts

Distribution Central Europe and North America
Habitat Trees, garden, and bushy areas
Diet Woodlice, centipedes, and other spiders
Lifespan 1-2 years (depending on species)

Did You Know

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

Image Credits: commons.wikimedia.org

The big genus of this spider belongs to the woodlouse spider family. Many species of this genus have subspecies.

Dysdera Spider

Spiders Belonging to this Genus

Woodlouse (Dysdera crocata)  

Physical Description and Identification

Adults

Size: Female spiders of this genus are 0.43-0.59 in (1.1-15 cm), while male spiders from the same genus have shorter bodies.

Color: Brown to red body with a white abdomen.

Other Characteristic Features: Their legs are long and also look red.

Eggs

Females lay eggs in a sac made by them with their silk. Round 70 eggs are found in a sac.

Spiderlings

Female spiders stay with their eggs until they hatch. After hatching, spiderlings start living on their own.

The Web

No spiders of this genus make webs.

Are Spiders of Dysdera Venomous

These spiders are not harmful or deadly for humans, as their bite is painful but that doesn’t not result in anything but painful allergy or itchiness.

Quick Facts

Distribution Central Europe and North America
Habitat Trees, garden, and bushy areas
Diet Woodlice, centipedes, and other spiders
Lifespan 1-2 years (depending on species)

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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