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Family Scytodidae - Spitting Spiders

Spitting Spider - Scytodes atlacoya - male spitting spider - Scytodes thoracica - female Porch Spider 1 - Scytodes atlacoya Ant Specialist Spider - Scytodes fusca - female unidentified spider - Scytodes univittata - female Scytodes globula - female Male, Scytodes? - Scytodes univittata - male Female Spitting Spider found in my Shoe - Scytodes univittata - female
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)
There are 241 species of scytodids in 4 genera. Two genera are found in the US:
Scytodes (221 species worldwide, 9 in the US): alayoi, atlacoya, dorothea (velutina), fusca, globula, longipes, thoracica, univittata, and zapatana.
Dictis (4 species worldwide, 1 in the US): striatipes

* All information as of 24 Apr 2022
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

Refer to the Scytodes genus page for more specific ID guidance.
Not dangerous.