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Family Scytodidae - Spitting Spiders

Scytodes - Scytodes fusca - female Scytodidae - Scytodes thoracica Unidentified Spider - Scytodes thoracica - female Strange Spider - Scytodes spitting spider, male palps - Scytodes thoracica - male Scytodes 2 - Scytodes lugubris - female Spitting Spider to the Rescue - Scytodes longipes Scytodes - Scytodes lugubris
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Haplogynae)
Family Scytodidae (Spitting Spiders)
Numbers
There is only one genus, Scytodes. There are six species known in the US. Five of them are dorothea, fusca, thoracica, univittata, zapatana.
Identification
Spitting spiders have 6 eyes and are slow moving. They are usually fairly easy to identify by their large round cephalothorax and their long, thin legs.


Front view Eye Arrangement
Remarks
Not dangerous.