Ummidia

The ummidia spiders are a genus belonging to the family of Halonoproctidae spiders. As of April 2022, there are 56 spiders in this genus.

Scientific Classification

Ummidia

List of Spiders Belonging To This Genus

  • Ummidia aedificatoria
  • Ummidia algarve
  • Ummidia algeriana
  • Ummidia anaya
  • Ummidia armata
  • Ummidia asperula
  • Ummidia audouini
  • Ummidia beatula
  • Ummidia brandicarlileae
  • Ummidia carabivora
  • Ummidia carlosviquezi
  • Ummidia cerrohoya
  • Ummidia colemanae
  • Ummidia cuicatec
  • Ummidia erema
  • Ummidia ferghanensis
  • Ummidia frankellerae
  • Ummidia funerea
  • Ummidia gabrieli
  • Ummidia gandjinoi
  • Ummidia gertschi
  • Ummidia gingoteague
  • Ummidia glabra
  • Ummidia hondurena
  • Ummidia huascazaloya
  • Ummidia insularis
  • Ummidia macarthuri
  • Ummidia matagalpa
  • Ummidia mercedesburnsae
  • Ummidia mischi
  • Ummidia modesta
  • Ummidia neblina
  • Ummidia neilgaimani
  • Ummidia nidulans
  • Ummidia okefenokee
  • Ummidia paulacushingae
  • Ummidia pesiou
  • Ummidia picea
  • Ummidia pustulosa
  • Ummidia quepoa
  • Ummidia quijichacaca
  • Ummidia richmond
  • Ummidia riverai
  • Ummidia rodeo
  • Ummidia rongodwini
  • Ummidia rosillos
  • Ummidia rugosa
  • Ummidia salebrosa
  • Ummidia tibacuy
  • Ummidia timcotai
  • Ummidia tunapuna
  • Ummidia varablanca
  • Ummidia waunekaae
  • Ummidia zebrina
  • Ummidia zilchi

Physical Description and Identification

Adults

Size: 1.7 cm (0.67 in)

Color: They are generally black or brown in color.

Other Characteristic Features: Most members of this genus have a saddle-like depression on the shinbone of their third leg.

Eggs

Females lay their eggs inside a tunnel, which they seal off with a silken sac.

Spiderlings

After they hatch, their mother stays with them inside the burrow, protecting them until they are 8 months old.

The Web

As these spiders spend most of their time underground, they generally do not construct elaborate webbing.

Are the Spiders in the Ummidia Genus Venomous

These spiders are very timid and avoid contact if possible. Their bite is not deadly to humans.

Quick Facts

Lifespan 5-20 years
Distribution Afghanistan, Algeria, Belize, Brazil, Central Asia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Morocco, Nicaragua, Panama, Portugal, Spain, St. Vincent, Tajikistan, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, USA, Venezuela, and West Indies
Habitat Underground, in forests, close to creeks and rivers
Common Predators Wasps, birds, bandicoots, centipedes, flies, and scorpions
Diet Primarily insects, but also frogs, small fish, mice, baby birds and snakes

Did You Know

  • Swedish arachnologist Tord Tamerlan Teodor Thorell first described this species in 1875.

Image Source: bugguide.net

The ummidia spiders are a genus belonging to the family of Halonoproctidae spiders. As of April 2022, there are 56 spiders in this genus.

Ummidia

List of Spiders Belonging To This Genus

  • Ummidia aedificatoria
  • Ummidia algarve
  • Ummidia algeriana
  • Ummidia anaya
  • Ummidia armata
  • Ummidia asperula
  • Ummidia audouini
  • Ummidia beatula
  • Ummidia brandicarlileae
  • Ummidia carabivora
  • Ummidia carlosviquezi
  • Ummidia cerrohoya
  • Ummidia colemanae
  • Ummidia cuicatec
  • Ummidia erema
  • Ummidia ferghanensis
  • Ummidia frankellerae
  • Ummidia funerea
  • Ummidia gabrieli
  • Ummidia gandjinoi
  • Ummidia gertschi
  • Ummidia gingoteague
  • Ummidia glabra
  • Ummidia hondurena
  • Ummidia huascazaloya
  • Ummidia insularis
  • Ummidia macarthuri
  • Ummidia matagalpa
  • Ummidia mercedesburnsae
  • Ummidia mischi
  • Ummidia modesta
  • Ummidia neblina
  • Ummidia neilgaimani
  • Ummidia nidulans
  • Ummidia okefenokee
  • Ummidia paulacushingae
  • Ummidia pesiou
  • Ummidia picea
  • Ummidia pustulosa
  • Ummidia quepoa
  • Ummidia quijichacaca
  • Ummidia richmond
  • Ummidia riverai
  • Ummidia rodeo
  • Ummidia rongodwini
  • Ummidia rosillos
  • Ummidia rugosa
  • Ummidia salebrosa
  • Ummidia tibacuy
  • Ummidia timcotai
  • Ummidia tunapuna
  • Ummidia varablanca
  • Ummidia waunekaae
  • Ummidia zebrina
  • Ummidia zilchi

Physical Description and Identification

Adults

Size: 1.7 cm (0.67 in)

Color: They are generally black or brown in color.

Other Characteristic Features: Most members of this genus have a saddle-like depression on the shinbone of their third leg.

Eggs

Females lay their eggs inside a tunnel, which they seal off with a silken sac.

Spiderlings

After they hatch, their mother stays with them inside the burrow, protecting them until they are 8 months old.

The Web

As these spiders spend most of their time underground, they generally do not construct elaborate webbing.

Are the Spiders in the Ummidia Genus Venomous

These spiders are very timid and avoid contact if possible. Their bite is not deadly to humans.

Quick Facts

Lifespan 5-20 years
Distribution Afghanistan, Algeria, Belize, Brazil, Central Asia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Morocco, Nicaragua, Panama, Portugal, Spain, St. Vincent, Tajikistan, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, USA, Venezuela, and West Indies
Habitat Underground, in forests, close to creeks and rivers
Common Predators Wasps, birds, bandicoots, centipedes, flies, and scorpions
Diet Primarily insects, but also frogs, small fish, mice, baby birds and snakes

Did You Know

  • Swedish arachnologist Tord Tamerlan Teodor Thorell first described this species in 1875.

Image Source: bugguide.net