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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Family: Drymusidae
Simon, 1893[1]
Genus: Drymusa
Simon, 1891[1]

Drymusa is a genus of spiders placed in its own family Drymusidae.[1] They are also called false violin spiders or leaf-litter spiders. They resemble violin spiders (genus Loxosceles, Sicariidae), but other than these build a web.[2] 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.


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


Drymusa Simon, 1891

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  1. ^ a b c "Family Drymusidae Simon, 1893". World Spider Catalog. Natural History Museum Bern. Retrieved 2016-02-28. 
  2. ^ "Family: Pholcidae (daddy long legs spiders)". Iziko Museums of Cape Town. Archived from the original on 2007-09-29.