Trachelidae, a part of the araneomorph family, initially belonged to the Tracheleae subfamily. Subsequently, they were even placed in the Clubionidae and Corinnidae families. As per the 2019 April report, the family comprises of 19 genera and 271 species.
Size: The females of this family are approximately 0.27 – 0.39 inches (7 – 10 mm), while the males are smaller, 0.19 – 0.27 inches (5 – 7 mm).
Color:The color varies from one genus to another, with the common shades being red, gray, brown, black, tan, and orange.
Other Characteristic Features: The physical features differ according to the species. For instance, most spiders of the Trachelas genus have abdominal markings.
The sac comprises 30 – 60 eggs deposited within rolled leaves, barks of trees, or even below rocks.
The juveniles get on their own once they mature.
Most spiders of this family do not build webs but find hiding places amidst rolled up leaves or grasses from which they keep a look on their prey.
While some are venomous, leaving a painful; bite, most spiders of this family, do not harm humans.
|Distribution||Parts of Africa, North America, South America, Asia, South Africa|
|Habitat||Near rocks, meadows, rolled-up leaves|
|Lifespan||1 – 2 years|