Drymusidae

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Drymusidae
Drymusa.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Suborder: Araneomorphae
Superfamily: Scytodoidea
Family: Drymusidae
Simon, 1893
Genera

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Diversity
1 genus, 10 species
Distribution.drymusidae.1.png

The Drymusidae are a small spider family with ten species in one genus. They are also called false violin spiders or leaf-litter spiders. They resemble the violin spider or recluse spider (genus Loxosceles, Sicariidae), but other than these build a web[1]. Also unlike Loxosceles, which are highly venomous to man, spiders in Drymusidae are not believed to be harmful to humans.

They are grouped within the Scytodoidea superfamily together with the Periegopidae, Scytodidae and Sicariidae.

Distribution[edit]

Most species occur in the Caribbean and South America, with two species found in South Africa.

Species[edit]

Drymusa Simon, 1891

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