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Wall spiders
Oecobius annulipes
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Suborder: Araneomorphae
Superfamily: Eresoidea
Family: Oecobiidae
Blackwall, 1862

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6 genera, 102 species

The spider family Oecobiidae (also called Disc web spiders) consists of about 100 species.

They are rather small (about 2 mm); some of them build tiny webs close to the ceiling in people's homes. The first two pairs of legs point forward then curve backwards.

The species Oecobium navus occurs around the world.

While the genus Oecobius is cribellate, the genus Uroctea is ecribellate.



  • Oecobius Lucas, 1846 (Cosmopolitan)
  • Paroecobius Lamoral, 1981 (Africa)
  • Platoecobius Chamberlin & Ivie, 1935 (USA)
  • Uroctea Dufour, 1820 (Mediterranean, Africa, Asia)
  • Urocteana Roewer, 1961 (Senegal)
  • Uroecobius Kullmann & Zimmermann, 1976 (South Africa)

See also


  • Huber, B.A. (1994): Spermophore morphology reveals a new synapomorphy of Oecobius and Uroctea (Araneae, Oecobiidae). Journal of Arachnology 22: 73-74. PDF

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Up to date as of January 23, 2010

From Wikispecies

Oecobius annulipes


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Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Classis: Arachnida
Ordo: Araneae
Subordo: Opisthothelae
Infraordo: Araneomorphae
Taxon: Neocribellatae
Series: Entelegynae
Superfamilia: Eresoidea
Familia: Oecobiidae
Genera: Oecobius - Paroecobius - Platoecobius - Uroctea - Urocteana - Uroecobius


Oecobiidae Blackwall, 1862


  • Urocteidae


  • Platnick, N. I. 2008. The World Spider Catalog, version 9.0. American Museum of Natural History. [1]

Vernacular names

English: Disc web spiders
한국어: 티끌거미과
日本語: チリグモ科
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