Nature
A List Of Common Spiders
THIS LIST CONTAINS
61
Spiders
organized by:
Male TBL
Female TBL
Scientific Name
Cat.
Mygalomorphs
1
California Trapdoor
California Trapdoor
Cat.: Mygalomorphs
2
Texas Brown Tarantula
Texas Brown Tarantula
Cat.: Mygalomorphs
3
Goliath Bird Eater Tarantula
Goliath Bird Eater Tarantula
Cat.: Mygalomorphs
Scientific Name: Theraphosa blondi
Venomous
4
Black Widow
Black Widow
Cat.: Venomous
5
Brown Recluse
Brown Recluse
Cat.: Venomous
Space-Filling Web Builders
6
Marbled Cellar Spider
Marbled Cellar Spider
Cat.: Space-Filling Web Builders
Scientific Name: Holocnemus pluchei
Female TBL: 5 - 9mmmm
Male TBL: 5 - 7mmmm
7
False Black Widow
False Black Widow
Cat.: Space-Filling Web Builders
8
Common House Spider
Common House Spider
Cat.: Space-Filling Web Builders
Scientific Name: Parasteatoda tepidariorum
Female TBL: 5 - 7mmmm
Male TBL: 3.8 - 4.7mmmm
9
Dewdrop Spider
Dewdrop Spider
Cat.: Space-Filling Web Builders
Scientific Name: Argyrodes elevatus
Female TBL: 3.4 - 5mmmm
Male TBL: 3.3 - 4mmmm
10
Southern Black Widow
Southern Black Widow
Cat.: Space-Filling Web Builders
Scientific Name: Lactrodetus mactans
Female TBL: 8 - 10mmmm
Male TBL: 3.2 - 4mmmm
11
Brown Widow Spider
Brown Widow Spider
Cat.: Space-Filling Web Builders
Scientific Name: Lactrodectus geometricus
Female TBL: 5 - 10mmmm
Male TBL: 3 - 5mmmm
Sheet Weavers
12
Bowl and Doily Spider
Bowl and Doily Spider
Male TBL: 3 - 3.3mmmm
Female TBL: 3 - 4mmmm
Scientific Name: Frontinella communis
Cat.: Sheet Weavers
13
Hammock Spider
Hammock Spider
Scientific Name: Pityohyphantes
Cat.: Sheet Weavers
Funnel Weavers
51
Grass Spider
Grass Spider
Cat.: Funnel Weavers
15
Hobo Spider (Giant House Spider)
Hobo Spider
Male TBL: 7 - 10mmmm
Female TBL: 10 - 15mmmm
Scientific Name: Tegenaria agrestis
Cat.: Funnel Weavers
16
Barn Funnel Weaver
Barn Funnel Weaver
Cat.: Funnel Weavers
Scientific Name: Tegenaria domestica
Female TBL: 7.5 11mmmm
Male TBL: 6 - 9mmmm
17
Giant House Spider
Giant House Spider
Scientific Name: Eratigena atrica
Cat.: Funnel Weavers
Orb Weaver
18
Spinybacked Spider
Spinybacked Spider
Cat.: Orb Weaver
19
Marbled Orbweaver
Marbled Orbweaver
Cat.: Orb Weaver
20
Trashline Orbweaver
Trashline Orbweaver
Cat.: Orb Weaver
21
Arabesque Orb Weaver
Arabesque Orb Weaver
Cat.: Orb Weaver
22
Difoliate Orbweaver
Difoliate Orbweaver
Cat.: Orb Weaver
23
Orchard Orb Weaver
Orchard Orb Weaver
Cat.: Orb Weaver
24
Lattice Orbweaver, Araneus thaddeus
Lattice Orbweaver, Araneus thaddeus
Female TBL: 6 - 8.00 mm
Male TBL: 4 - 6.00 mm
Cat.: Orb Weaver
Cat.: Orb Weaver
25
Sixspotted Orbweaver
Sixspotted Orbweaver
Female TBL: 4.8 - 7.20 mm
Male TBL: 4 - 5.00 mm
Cat.: Orb Weaver
Cat.: Orb Weaver
26
Lined Orbweaver
Lined Orbweaver
Scientific Name: Mangora gibberosa
Female TBL: 3.4 - 4.80 mm
Male TBL: 2.6 - 3.20 mm
Cat.: Orb Weaver
Cat.: Orb Weaver
27
Green Legged Orbweaver
Green Legged Orbweaver
Scientific Name: Mangora maculata
Female TBL: 3.6 - 5.50 mm
Male TBL: 2.7 - 4.00 mm
Cat.: Orb Weaver
28
Silver Longjawed Orbweaver
Silver Longjawed Orbweaver
Cat.: Orb Weaver
Scientific Name: Tetragnatha laboriosa
Female TBL: 5 - 9mmmm
Male TBL: 3.8 - 7.4mmmm
29
Toadlike Bolas Spider
Toadlike Bolas Spider
Male TBL: 1.5 - 1.7mmmm
Female TBL: 8.3 - 12.3mmmm
Scientific Name: Mastophora phyrnosoma
Cat.: Orb Weaver
Garden Spiders
30
Garden Ghost Spider
Garden Ghost Spider
Cat.: Garden Spiders
31
Black and Yellow Garden Spider
Black and Yellow Garden Spider
Cat.: Garden Spiders
Scientific Name: Argiope aurantia
Female TBL: 19 - 28mmmm
Male TBL: 5 - 8mmmm
32
Banded Garden Spider
Banded Garden Spider
Cat.: Garden Spiders
Scientific Name: Argiope trifasciata
Male TBL: 4 - 5.5mmmm
Female TBL: 15 - 25mmmm
Surface Hunters
33
Sixspotted Fishing Spider
Sixspotted Fishing Spider
Male TBL: 9 - 13mmmm
Female TBL: 17 - 20mmmm
Scientific Name: Dolomedes triton
Cat.: Surface Hunters
34
Nursery Web Spider
Nursery Web Spider
Scientific Name: Pisaurina mira
Cat.: Surface Hunters
Foliage Hunters
35
Green Lynx Spider
Green Lynx Spider
Cat.: Foliage Hunters
36
Agrarian Sac Spider
Agrarian Sac Spider
Cat.: Foliage Hunters
Scientific Name: Cheiracanthium inclusum
Female TBL: 5 - 9.7mmmm
Male TBL: 4 - 7.7mmmm
37
Striped Lynx Spider
Striped Lynx Spider
Cat.: Foliage Hunters
Scientific Name: Oxypopes salticus
Female TBL: 5.7 - 6.7mmmm
Male TBL: 4 - 4.5mmmm
Jumping Spiders
38
Leaflitter Spider
Leaflitter Spider
Cat.: Jumping Spiders
39
Ant Mimic Spider
Ant Mimic Spider
Cat.: Jumping Spiders
40
Ant Mimic - Formica
Ant Mimic - Formica
Cat.: Jumping Spiders
41
Gray Wall Jumping Spider
Gray Wall Jumping Spider
Cat.: Jumping Spiders
42
Bold Jumper Spider
Bold Jumper Spider
Cat.: Jumping Spiders
43
Johnson Jumper Spider
Johnson Jumper Spider
Cat.: Jumping Spiders
44
Two Striped Jumper
Two Striped Jumper
Cat.: Jumping Spiders
45
Double Striped Carrhotus
Double Striped Carrhotus
Cat.: Jumping Spiders
46
Magnolia Green Jumper
Magnolia Green Jumper
Scientific Name: Lyssomanes viridis
Cat.: Jumping Spiders
Male TBL: 5 - 6mmmm
Female TBL: 7 - 8mmmm
47
Dimorphic Jumper
Dimorphic Jumper
Cat.: Jumping Spiders
Scientific Name: Maevia inclemens
Male TBL: 4.8 - 7mmmm
Female TBL: 6.5 - 10mmmm
Crab Like
48
Swift Crab Spider
Swift Crab Spider
Cat.: Crab Like
49
Whitebanded Crab Spider
Whitebanded Crab Spider
Cat.: Crab Like
50
Northern Crab Spider
Northern Crab Spider
Cat.: Crab Like
Scientific Name: Mecaphesa asperata
Male TBL: 3 - 4mmmm
Female TBL: 4.4 - 6mmmm
Ground Hunters
51
Grass Spider
Grass Spider
Cat.: Funnel Weavers
52
Huntsman Spider
Huntsman Spider
Cat.: Ground Hunters
53
Spider Parson
Spider Parson
Scientific Name: Herpyllus ecclesiasticus
Cat.: Ground Hunters
54
Mexicana Spider
Mexicana Spider
Scientific Name: Neotama mexicana
Cat.: Ground Hunters
Female TBL: 6 - 12mmmm
Male TBL: 6 - 8mmmm
55
Burrowing Wolf Spider
Burrowing Wolf Spider
Scientific Name: Geolycosa (unknown)
Cat.: Ground Hunters
56
Dotted Wolf Spider
Dotted Wolf Spider
Scientific Name: Rabidosa Punctulata
Cat.: Ground Hunters
Female TBL: 16 - 21mmmm
Male TBL: 11 - 12mmmm
57
Carolina Wolf Spider
Carolina Wolf Spider
Scientific Name: Hogna carolinensis
Cat.: Ground Hunters
Female TBL: 22 - 35mmmm
Male TBL: 18 - 20mmmm
58
Trochosa Spider
Trochosa
Scientific Name: Trochosa terricola
Cat.: Ground Hunters
Scary Spiders
59
Scary Spider
Scary Spider
Male TBL: ?mm
Scientific Name: Scarious spiderous
Cat.: Scary Spiders
ungrouped
60
Purseweb Spider
61
Barn Funnel Weaver
62
trachelas spp
activity
Image Attributions
"Hebestatis theveneti, female (F Ctenizidae)" by M Hedin, https://www.flickr.com/photos/23660854@N07/3909641375 (Attribution Share Alike License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/)
"Spiny Orbweaver (Gasteracantha cancriformis)" by bob in swamp, https://www.flickr.com/photos/50152666@N02/8388287949 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"Trashline Orbweaver - Cyclosa walckenaeri, Fairchild Tropical Gardens, Coral Gables, Florida" by judygva (back in town and trying to catch up), https://www.flickr.com/photos/52450054@N04/32641219655 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"Difoliate Orbweaver - Acacesia hamata, Patuxent National Wildlife Refuge, Laurel, Maryland" by judygva (back in town and trying to catch up), https://www.flickr.com/photos/52450054@N04/14980339850 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"Marbled cellar spider" by stanzebla, https://www.flickr.com/photos/92823399@N07/28392439545 (Attribution Share Alike License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/)
"Stedota False Black Widow" by promiseminime, https://www.flickr.com/photos/98092901@N08/17162554542 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"2009.05.10_12.00.36_Tegenaria_sp_3" by andrey_zharkikh, https://www.flickr.com/photos/33497841@N02/8263478725 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"Garden ghost spider" by cricketsblog, https://www.flickr.com/photos/132545975@N04/27295407975 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"Lattice Orbweaver - Araneus thaddeus, Julie Metz Wetlands, Woodbridge, Virginia" by judygva (out of town until March 30), https://www.flickr.com/photos/52450054@N04/8116848810 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"Sixspotted Orbweaver - Araniella displicata, Julie Metz Wetlands, Woodbridge, Virginia" by judygva (out of town until March 30), https://www.flickr.com/photos/52450054@N04/6911351270 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"Green-legged Orbweaver - Mangora maculata, Leesylvania State Park, Woodbridge, Virginia" by judygva (out of town until March 30), https://www.flickr.com/photos/52450054@N04/9372695073 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"Crab Spider eating Skipper" by DrPhotoMoto, https://www.flickr.com/photos/24135011@N08/2886380676 (Attribution Share Alike License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/)
"Huntsman Spider (Sparassidae)" by berniedup, https://www.flickr.com/photos/65695019@N07/8689495694 (Attribution Share Alike License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/)
"Ant Mimic Jumping Spider - Synemosyna formica, Meadowood Farm SRMA, Mason Neck, Virginia" by judygva, https://www.flickr.com/photos/52450054@N04/15997639658 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"Bold Jumper - Phidippus audax, Woodbridge, Virginia" by judygva, https://www.flickr.com/photos/52450054@N04/33379915640 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"Two-striped jumper (Female)" by arian.suresh, https://www.flickr.com/photos/137304541@N04/25380909911 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"Double striped Carrhotus (Jumping spider)" by arian.suresh, https://www.flickr.com/photos/137304541@N04/24399930213 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"Neotama mexicana, female (F Hersiliidae)" by M Hedin, https://www.flickr.com/photos/23660854@N07/6866892939 (Attribution Share Alike License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/)
"Dotted Wolf Spider" by DrPhotoMoto, https://www.flickr.com/photos/24135011@N08/2860651519 (Attribution Share Alike License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/)
"Six-spotted fishing spider" by Benimoto, https://www.flickr.com/photos/44545509@N00/2499803718 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"Bowl and Doily Weaver" by treegrow, https://www.flickr.com/photos/86548370@N00/25061877223 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"Garden spider yellow black" by watts_photos, https://www.flickr.com/photos/126288307@N05/27670523123 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"Bolas Spider, Mastophora phrynosoma - Julie Metz Wetlands, Woodbridge, Virginia" by judygva, https://www.flickr.com/photos/52450054@N04/6281444090 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"Dimorphic Jumper - Maevia inclemens, Meadowood Farm SRMA, Mason Neck, Virginia" by judygva, https://www.flickr.com/photos/52450054@N04/17207801077 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"Banded garden spider" by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Midwest Region, https://www.flickr.com/photos/49208525@N08/15154239790 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"Barn Funnel Weaver - Tegenaria domestica, Woodbridge, Virginia" by judygva, https://www.flickr.com/photos/52450054@N04/10050876205 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"Kleptoparasitic Spider" by treegrow, https://www.flickr.com/photos/86548370@N00/7867987968 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"Scary Spider" by David~O, https://www.flickr.com/photos/8106459@N07/772401755 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"Agrarian Sac Spider (Cheiracanthium inclusum)" by Gary Yankech, https://www.flickr.com/photos/49663413@N08/8924306919 (Attribution No Derivs License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/)
"Goliath Bird Eater Tarantula" by Ryan Somma, https://www.flickr.com/photos/14405058@N08/5924007128 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"Arachtober 24 #1 - Giant House Spider - Tegenaria atrica?, Drymen, Stirlingshire" by judygva, https://www.flickr.com/photos/52450054@N04/22244202170 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"xIMG_6981 Neeley Farm near Rocky Creek southern Greenville County SC 8 JUN 2013 male Purseweb Spider Atypidae (note scute on dorsal opisthosoma)" by platycryptus, https://www.flickr.com/photos/23233631@N00/8993765596 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"Texas Brown Tarantula 6" by ValleyNatureCenter, https://www.flickr.com/photos/77351138@N06/7656708294 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"Marbled Orbweaver - Araneus marmoreus, Vaseux Lake Provincial Park, Okanagan Falls, British Columbia" by judygva (back in town and trying to catch up), https://www.flickr.com/photos/52450054@N04/15504396732 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"Arabesque Orb Weaver" by guano, https://www.flickr.com/photos/97838323@N00/3838411563 (Attribution Share Alike License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/)
"Orchard Orb Weavers" by DrPhotoMoto, https://www.flickr.com/photos/24135011@N08/4258632936 (Attribution Share Alike License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/)
"Black Widow" by fourbyfourblazer, https://www.flickr.com/photos/10957255@N08/15438136691 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"Spider 1" by Sarah_Jones, https://www.flickr.com/photos/80778878@N00/8069734647 (Attribution Share Alike License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/)
"Day 247 - Tubeweb Spider? - Ariadna bicolor?, Woodbridge, Virginia" by judygva (back in town and trying to catch up), https://www.flickr.com/photos/52450054@N04/21018519660 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"Green Lynx Spider - Peucetia viridans - Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, Boyton Beach, Florida" by judygva (back in town and trying to catch up), https://www.flickr.com/photos/52450054@N04/15854949973 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"Lattice Orbweaver - Araneus thaddeus, Julie Metz Wetlands, Woodbridge, Virginia" by judygva (out of town until March 30), https://www.flickr.com/photos/52450054@N04/8116848810 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"Lined Orbweaver" by Gary Yankech, https://www.flickr.com/photos/49663413@N08/28791489746 (Attribution No Derivs License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/)
"Swift Crab Spider - Mecaphesa celer, Merrimac Farm Wildlife Management Area, Aden, Virginia" by judygva, https://www.flickr.com/photos/52450054@N04/9079218589 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"Leaflitter crab spider (FG)" by davidshort, https://www.flickr.com/photos/14583963@N00/33254607163 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"Ant-mimic Jumping Spider - Peckhamia sp., SERC, Edgewater, Maryland" by judygva, https://www.flickr.com/photos/52450054@N04/18562043001 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"Post perch" by wolfpix, https://www.flickr.com/photos/71962092@N00/6042117993 (Attribution No Derivs License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/)
"Johnson jumper" by wolfpix, https://www.flickr.com/photos/71962092@N00/4378767594 (Attribution No Derivs License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/)
"Six Eyed Danger (Brown Recluse Spider)" by Lisa Zins, https://www.flickr.com/photos/94846844@N04/34359930904 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"Parson Spider, Herpyllus ecclesiasticus" by Gary Yankech, https://www.flickr.com/photos/49663413@N08/15387501335 (Attribution No Derivs License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/)
"Geolycosa species Burrowing Wolf Spider? - Archbold Biological Station, Venus, Florida" by judygva, https://www.flickr.com/photos/52450054@N04/7879585258 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"Hogna carolinensis - Carolina Wolf Spider" by FritzFlohrReynolds, https://www.flickr.com/photos/81112662@N03/9576164641 (Attribution Share Alike License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/)
"Nursery Web Spider" by Martin Cooper Ipswich, https://www.flickr.com/photos/92899351@N08/32123338294 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"Hammock Spider - Pityohyphantes species, Julie Metz Wetlands, Woodbridge, Virginia" by judygva, https://www.flickr.com/photos/52450054@N04/15024903754 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"Silver Longjawed Orbweaver (Tetragnatha laboriosa)" by Gary Yankech, https://www.flickr.com/photos/49663413@N08/5797217540 (Attribution No Derivs License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/)
"Magnolia Green Jumper - Lyssomanes viridis, Meadowood Farm SRMA, Mason Neck, Virginia" by judygva, https://www.flickr.com/photos/52450054@N04/34867668901 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"Northern Crab Spider - Mecaphesa asperata, Julie Metz Wetlands, Woodbridge, Virginia" by judygva, https://www.flickr.com/photos/52450054@N04/15248826409 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"spider" by tuppus, https://www.flickr.com/photos/70534377@N00/141237104 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"Common House Spider - Parasteatoda tepidariorum, Woodbridge, Virginia" by judygva, https://www.flickr.com/photos/52450054@N04/16193579875 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"Pregnant Southern Black Widow" by Frank Boston, https://www.flickr.com/photos/91762461@N00/9792109024 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"Brown widow?" by dinrao, https://www.flickr.com/photos/40732541797@N01/8992924418 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"Striped Lynx Spider - Woodbridge, Va." by judygva, https://www.flickr.com/photos/52450054@N04/5764589453 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"Trochosa terricola" by BKoe, https://www.flickr.com/photos/47407653@N00/313284482 (Attribution Share Alike License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/)