Common North American Spiders

Kingdom Animalia / Phylum Arthropoda / Subphylum Chelicerata / Class Arachnida / Order Araneae

Black and Yellow Garden Spider
(
Argiope aurantia)
Banded Garden Spider
(
Argiope trifasciata )
Long-jawed Orb Weaver Spider
(Tetragnatha laboriosa)
Arabesque Orb Weaver Spider
(
Neoscona arabesca)
 Black and Yellow Gardern Spider
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 Banded Garden Spider
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 Orb Weaver Spider
Spider Family:  Araneidae  Spider Family:  Araneidae  Spider Family:  Araneidae  Spider Family:  Araneidae 
       
Spined Micrathena Spider
(
Micrathena gracilis)
Feather-Legged Orb Weaver Spider
(Uloborus glomosus)
Shamrock Spider,
Pumpkin Spider
(Araneus trifolium)
Tuft legged Orb Weaver Spider
(Mangora placida)
 Spined Micrathena Spider
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 Orb Weaver Spider
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Spider Family:  Araneidae  Spider Family:  Araneidae  Spider Family:  Araneidae  Spider Family:  Araneidae 
 
Starbellied Orb Weaver Spider
(Acanthepeira stellata)
Golden Silk Orb Weaver Spider
(Nephila clavipes)
Cat-faced Spider,
Jewel Spider
(Araneus gemmoides)
Marble Orb Weaver Spider
(Araneus marmoreus)
Starbellied Orb Weaver Spider
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 Cat Face Spider - Araneus gemmoides
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 Marble Orb Weaver Spider
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Spider Family:  Araneidae  Spider Family:  Araneidae  Spider Family:  Araneidae  Spider Family:  Araneidae 
       
Barn Orb Weaver Spider
(Araneus cavaticus)
Spiny-backed Orb Weaver Spider
(Gasteracantha elipsoides)
Basilica Orb Weaver Spider
(Mecynogea lemniscata)
Arrow-shaped Micrathena Spider
(Micrathena sagittata)

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Spider Family:  Araneidae 

Spider Family:  Araneidae  Spider Family:  Araneidae  Spider Family:  Araneidae 
       
Redfemured Spotted Orb Weaver
(Neoscona domiciliorum)
Giant Lichen Orb Weaver
(Araneus bicentenarius
)
Tropical Orb Weaver
(Eriophora ravilla
)
 
 
Spider Family:  Araneidae  Spider Family:  Araneidae  Spider Family:  Araneidae   
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Southern Black Widow Spider
(Latrodectus mactans
- Female)
Northern Black Widow Spider
(Latrodectus variolus
- Female)
Western Black Widow Spider
(Latrodectus hersperus
- Female)
Western Black Widow Spider
(Latrodectus hesperus - Male)
Latrodectus mactans - female
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Spider Family: Theridiidae Spider Family: Theridiidae Spider Family: Theridiidae Spider Family: Theridiidae
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Red Widow Spider
(Latrodectus bishopi - Female)
Brown Widow Spider
(Latrodectus geometricus - Female)
False Widow Spider
(Steatoda grossa)
Triangulate Comb-footed Cobweb Weaver Spider
(Steatoda triangulosa)
Spider Family: Theridiidae Spider Family: Theridiidae Spider Family: Theridiidae Spider Family: Theridiidae
       
Cobweb Spider
(Argyrodes elevatus)
Tent Cobweb Weaver Spider
(Tidarren sisyphoides)
Cobweb Spider
(
Theridion sp.)
Running Crab Spider
(Philodromus praelustris)
   Cobweb Spider
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 Running Crab Spider
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Spider Family: Theridiidae Spider Family: Theridiidae Spider Family: Theridiidae Spider Family: Philodromidae
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Mabel Orchard Spider
(Leucauge mabelae)
Venusta Orchard Spider
(Leucauge venusta)
Hobo Spider,
Aggressive House Spider
(Tegenaria agrestis)
Funnel Weaver Spider
(Agelenopsis sp.)
 Venusta Orchard Spider
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Funnel Weaver Spider
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Spider Family:  Tetragnathidae  Spider Family:  Tetragnathidae  Spider Family: Agelenidae Spider Family: Agelenidae
       
Jumping Spider
(Phidippus princeps)
Jumping Spider
(Phidippus clarus)
Canopy Jumping Spider
(Phidippus otiosus)
Jumping Spider
(Phidippus mystaceus)
Jumping Spider
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 Jumping Spider
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Spider Family: Salticidae Spider Family: Salticidae Spider Family: Salticidae Spider Family: Salticidae
       
Bold Jumping Spider
(Phidippus audax)
Jumping Spider
(Habronattus decorus)
Jumping Spider
(Tutelina sp.)
Jumping Spider
(Eris aurantia)
 Bold Jumping Spider
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 Jumping Spider
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jumping spider - Tutelina sp.
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Spider Family: Salticidae Spider Family: Salticidae Spider Family: Salticidae
Spider Family: Salticidae
       
Twin-flagged Jumping Spider
(Anasaitis canosa
)
Pantropical Jumping Spider
(Plexippus paykulli)
Black-tailed Red Sheetweaver
(Florinda coccinea)
Filmy Dome Spider
(Neriene radiata
)
Spider Family: Salticidae Spider Family: Salticidae Spider Family: Linyphiidae
Spider Family: Linyphiidae
       
Field Wolf Spider, Brown and Yellow Wolf Spider
(Hogna lenta
)
Wolf Spider
(Schizocosa sp.)
Wolf Spider
(Hogna helluo (Lycosa helluo) )
Antmimic Spider
(Falconina gracilis)
Wolf Spider
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Spider Family: Lycosidae Spider Family: Lycosidae Spider Family: Lycosidae Spider Family:  Corinnidae
       
Fishing Spider
(
Dolomedes sp.)
Nursery Web Spider
(Pisaurina mira)
Six-spotted Fishing Spider, Shoreline Fishing Spider
(Dolomedes triton)
White-banded Fishing Spider
(Dolomedes albineus
)
Fishing Spider
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Nursery Web Spider
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Spider Family: Pisauridae Spider Family: Pisauridae Spider Family: Pisauridae Spider Family: Pisauridae
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Crab Spider
(Xysticus sp.)
White-banded Crab Spider
(Misumenoides formocipes)
Goldenrod Spider
(Misumena vatia)
Yellow Sac Spider,
Agrarian Sac Spider
(Cheiracanthium inclusum)
 Crab Spider
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Crab Spider
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Spider Family: Thomisidae Spider Family: Thomisidae Spider Family: Thomisidae Spider Family: Clubionidae
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Recluse Spider
(Loxosceles apachea)
Recluse Spider
(Loxosceles arizonica)
Other Recluse Spiders Brown Recluse Spider,
(Loxosceles reclusa)
(Loxosceles blanda)
(Loxosceles
deserta)
(Loxosceles
devia)
(Loxosceles
kaiba)
(Loxosceles
martha)
(Loxosceles
palma)
(Loxosceles
russelli)
(Loxosceles
sabina
)
11 Native species found in the U.S.

Spider Family: Sicariidae

Spider Family: Sicariidae

Spider Family: Sicariidae

Spider Family: Sicariidae

       
Sheetweb Weaver Spider
(Microlinyphia mandibulata)
Spitting Spider
(Scytodes sp.)
Woodlouse Spider
(Dysdera crocata)
Cellar Spider,
Vibrating Spider
(Daddy Longlegs)
(Pholcus phalangioides)
Spider Family: Linyphiidae Spider Family: Scytodidae Spider Family:  Dysderidae  Spider Family: Pholcidae
       

Pirate Spider
(Mimetus hesperus)

Southern House Spider, Southern Crevice Spider
(Kukulcania hibernalis
)
Huntsman Spider, Housekeeping Spider, Banana Spider
(Heteropoda venatoria
)
 
   
Spider Family: Mimetidae Spider Family: Filistatidae Spider Family: Sparassidae  
       
Texas Tan Tarantula
(Aphonopelma anax)
Mexican Bloodleg Tarantula
(Aphonopelma bicoloratum)
Desert Blond Tarantula
(Aphonopelma chalcodes)
California Ebony Tarantula
(Aphonopelma eutylenum)
Spider Family: Theraphosidae Spider Family: Theraphosidae Spider Family: Theraphosidae Spider Family: Theraphosidae
       
Texas Brown Tarantula
(Aphonopelma hentzi)
Rio Grande Gold Tarantula
(Aphonopelma moderatum)
Arizona Olive Tarantula
(Aphonopelma rusticum)
Costa Rican Zebra Tarantula
(Aphonopelma seemanni)
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Spider Family: Theraphosidae Spider Family: Theraphosidae Spider Family: Theraphosidae
Spider Family: Theraphosidae
       
Curlyhair Tarantula
(Brachypelma albopilosum)
Costa Rican Red Tarantula
(Brachypelma angustum)
Mexican Flameknee Tarantula
(Brachypelma auratum)
Mexican Orange Beauty Tarantula
(Brachypelma baumgarteni)
Spider Family: Theraphosidae Spider Family: Theraphosidae Spider Family: Theraphosidae Spider Family: Theraphosidae
       
Mexican Fireleg Tarantula
(Brachypelma boehmei)
Mexican Redleg Tarantula
(Brachypelma emilia)
Yucatan Rustrump Tarantula
(Brachypelma epicureanum)
Mexican Pink Tarantula
(Brachypelma klaasi)
Spider Family: Theraphosidae Spider Family: Theraphosidae Spider Family: Theraphosidae Spider Family: Theraphosidae
       
Mexican Redknee Tarantula
(Brachypelma smithi)
Mexican Redrump Tarantula
(Brachypelma vagans)
Costa Rican Tigerrump Tarantula
(Cyclosternum fasciatum)
Costa Rican Redleg Tarantula
(Megaphobema mesomelas)
Spider Family: Theraphosidae Spider Family: Theraphosidae Spider Family: Theraphosidae Spider Family: Theraphosidae
       
  Costa Rican Suntiger Tarantula
(Metriopelma zebrata)
Haitian Brown Tarantula
(Phormictopus cancerides)
 
   
  Spider Family: Theraphosidae Spider Family: Theraphosidae  
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