Spitting spiders are members of the family Scytodidae.
There are several genera, of which Scytodes is the best-known.
Over 150 species of scytodids have been described worldwide.
Scytodidae are related to the family Sicariidae commonly known
as Recluse spiders being that they are part of the same superfamily,
The fluid produced by the poison glands contains both venom and
spider silk in liquid form.
The venom-impregnated silk not only immobilizes their prey by
tying it down, but has a venomous effect as well.