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Family Scytodidae - Spitting Spiders

Scytodes thoracica - female Spider - Scytodes atlacoya - male spider 4-5-09 - Scytodes atlacoya Spitting Spider - Scytodes lugubris - male knobby jointed brown spider - Scytodes atlacoya Spit - Scytodes globula Scytodes atlacoya - male Male, Scytodes? - Scytodes univittata - male
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Synspermiata)
Family Scytodidae (Spitting Spiders)
Numbers
There are 245 species* of scytodids in 5 genera. Only one genus, Scytodes, comprising 224 species* worldwide, is known to occur in the US, represented by atlacoya, dorothea, fusca, lugubris, thoracica, univittata, and zapatana.* - * As of 10 Sep 2020
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.