A sun spider can found in almost every desert in the word. Much like scorpions, they seek out hot, dry climates and may be found commonly in Arizona, California, Texas and other rugged terrains in the south-east of America. It is uncommon, but not rare, to find them living in arable or wetter landscapes; these critters always seek out shade due to their natural aversion to sunlight. For this reason, a sun spider is nocturnal and are most active at night.
Females may burrow in order to find a safe place to lay and protect her eggs. Burrows may be built into loose soil or sand or built under rocks, trees or any other place which offers a dark and protective roofing. A sun spider may also come into your home and are most likely to be found in quiet, dark areas such as basements, attics and garages or greenhouses. They will also seek out domestic dwellings that have an established pest population; this serves as the spiders’ food source.