Herpyllus

This genus belongs to the seventh biggest spider family, ground spiders. Only a few species have been studied well so far.

Herpyllus Spider

Spider Belonging to this Genus

ParsonĀ (Herpyllus ecclesiasticus)  

Physical Description and Identification

Adults

Size: Females are around 0.51 in (1.2 cm), and male spiders are shorter and smaller.

Color: Black and brown are dominating shades these spiders exhibit.

Other Characteristic Features: Some species have marks on their abdomen.

Eggs

Eggs are laid in a round and silky sac where spiderlings hatch followed by overwintering.

Spiderlings

Scientists are observing the life cycle of spiders belonging to the genus, so nothing can be affirmed as of now.

The Web

These spiders are not likely to make webs, rather they chase off insects to kill them.

Are Spiders of Herpyllus Venomous

They might or might not be venomous for humans, but their bite is painful for some. An allergic reaction may be observed in some individuals due to their bite.

Quick Facts

Distribution USA, Mexico, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Argentina, Korea, and India
Habitat Deciduous forests and gardens
Diet Insects
Lifespan 1-2 years

Did You Know

  • Nicholas Marcellus Hentz, an American Arachnologist, described this genus in 1832.

Image Credits: inaturalist.org

This genus belongs to the seventh biggest spider family, ground spiders. Only a few species have been studied well so far.

Herpyllus Spider

Spider Belonging to this Genus

ParsonĀ (Herpyllus ecclesiasticus)  

Physical Description and Identification

Adults

Size: Females are around 0.51 in (1.2 cm), and male spiders are shorter and smaller.

Color: Black and brown are dominating shades these spiders exhibit.

Other Characteristic Features: Some species have marks on their abdomen.

Eggs

Eggs are laid in a round and silky sac where spiderlings hatch followed by overwintering.

Spiderlings

Scientists are observing the life cycle of spiders belonging to the genus, so nothing can be affirmed as of now.

The Web

These spiders are not likely to make webs, rather they chase off insects to kill them.

Are Spiders of Herpyllus Venomous

They might or might not be venomous for humans, but their bite is painful for some. An allergic reaction may be observed in some individuals due to their bite.

Quick Facts

Distribution USA, Mexico, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Argentina, Korea, and India
Habitat Deciduous forests and gardens
Diet Insects
Lifespan 1-2 years

Did You Know

  • Nicholas Marcellus Hentz, an American Arachnologist, described this genus in 1832.

Image Credits: inaturalist.org

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