USA Spider Identification

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Did you find a spider in the U.S and you would like to identify it? Then you are at the right place. This page will help you identify your spider. Simply read through the content on this site and answer the questions below, and you will hopefully identify your spider. If not, you can still reach out to us (more details below).

Are you dealing with a venomous spider?

Let’s first start off by eliminating the possibility that you are dealing with a potentially dangerous spider. There are only two medically significant spider genera in the United States: Widows and recluse spiders. Look at the following pictures below. Does your spider look like any of these? If yes or if you are unsure, click on the pictures to see more pictures and learn more about the venomous spiders and their range in the U.S.:

Loxosceles reclusa - brown recluse spider full body pictureAdult_Female_Black_WidowBrown_widow_spider_Latrodectus_geometricus_underside
A small brown spider in the Southern U.S. with thin long legs and a violin shape on its back may be a brown recluse.A small black spider with a round abdomen and red (hourglass-shaped) markings may be a black widow.A small brown spider with a round abdomen and red (hourglass-shaped) markings may be a brown widow.

If your spider doesn’t look like one of these – Great! Then you are most likely dealing with a harmless spider. Let’s identify it!

USA Spider Identification Tool

Please answer the questions below and you will get one or more possible results based on your answers. In a few rare cases, you might get no result. If this happens, you could try the spider identification tool over again or upload your spider pictures in the comment section below, so we can identify it for you. You are also welcome to leave a comment or feedback about the spider identificator (criticism is also welcome, we are working hard to improve).

In what state did you find the spider?
Which one of these looks most similar to your spider? You can select multiple answers
Focus more on the general appearance, not the exact colors and patterns. If more than one of the images look like your spider, select multiple answes. If the spider doesn't look like any of those, choose the question mark.
  • Juvenile spiders can have white or red markings on their back
  • Wolf spider
  • Nusery web spider
What size is the spider you found? Compared to a 1 Dollar coin
What size is the body (not leg span) in comparison with a one dollar coin (1 inch in diameter). Try to focus only on the body. Some spiders may seem huge with long legs but in reality they might have a small body.
Did you notice a spider web?
What is the primary color of the spider
Focus on the main colors of the body (not legs) of the spider. If you think there are more than one primary colors, select both. Do not look at dots, stripes or other markings in a secondary color. These will be asked in the next question. If you think the spider has more than one secondary colors, select both.
Secondary colors or markings
Does the spider have any characteristic markings in a color? Select this color (e.g. red dots on the body, yellow bands around the legs or body, etc.). You can select multiple colors.
What color pattern are the legs?
Nevermind the colors in the images. Select the pattern that comes closest to your spider.
Let's talk more about the legs. How long are they?
Compare the legth of the legs with the length of the body.
What shape is the spider? You can select multiple answers
Select the shape that comes closest to your spider. You can select multiple answers if you are uncertain.
Did you see any spinnerets on the abdomen of the spider?
Spinnerets are the silk-spinning organs of spiders. Some spiders have visible spinnerets on their back (two small spines).
Is the spider hairy?
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Did the tool not help you to (correctly) identify your spider? Let us help you identify your spider!

Did you also look through the list of common spiders for your state on this site and didn’t find any information?

Simply upload a picture of your spider as a comment to this post below in the “Leave a reply” section at the bottom of the page – no sign-up or login necessary. Along with the photograph, please add the following information:

  1. Description of the spider (helps with the identification but is not mandatory)
  2. City and U.S. State where the spider was found
  3. Your name how you want to be credited on our website

By uploading a picture, you are giving us permission to use the picture on this site. Please only upload pictures you own the copyright to. Do not upload pictures taken from other web sources without proper crediting. Any pictures we use, we will place your name and city where it was found beneath the picture as the photographer.

When uploading your picture, you are required to enter your email address. Your email address will not be posted publicly. As soon as we have found an ID for your spider, you will be notified by email to the email address provided by you.

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Taking the perfect picture of your spider

The more detail can be seen, the better. It is easiest for others or for us to identify your spider if the photograph is taken from the top of the spider. If both body parts, the colors, and the markings are visible, it will go a long way to getting the spider correctly identified. If you have a good camera and are not afraid to get a good close macro shot of its eye pattern, that can also help immensely. Some species can only be distinguished by a close look at their eye patterns.

Please upload the picture as its own file to the comment form below. Our upload form allows all standard image files up to a size of 15 MB. It is not possible to upload .zip files or more than one picture per upload. If you have more than one picture of your spider sighting, please upload them separately and copy the description text including the location along with it.

Backup: Email contact of USAspiders.com

If for some reason, the upload form doesn’t work or you prefer that your spider picture is not published publicly, you can email us with the information to USAspiders@gmail.com and we will get back to you with an ID via email. However, we do prefer that you upload your picture in the comment form below as it will benefit all our readers.

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      1. Found this little guy/girl on the back of a chair while outside. Any idea what it could be? From central Kentucky. Very hairy, big white dot on the top of its cephalothorax, green stripe on the back of its abdomen. Thank you!!

          1. This spider was on a light pole, in Boothwyn, Pennsylvania (south east PA). The 2 marks down the side were almost gold.

      2. Here’s a fun grass spider in eastern SD, they always get trapped in the tub and can’t get out, great photo op!

      3. My wife found this critter inside the storage room separate from the apt. Where there is one, they may be 2 or more. We are concern since there is a very curious toddler along with three much more curious felines living in the apt. In case one does find its way inside the apt, is this a medically significant spider ? I’m writing from Brawley CA’s Imperial Valley southwest desert 🏜️ .Thank you.

      4. Found in south central Illinois with no visible web and a suspected tendency to burrow. ~body the size of a quarter.

  1. Medium sized spider found near Denver, Colorado. It was being bothered by my cat and I’m hoping he didn’t get bitten. Not a brown Recluse, I hope? Doesn’t look to have the violin shape on its front.

  2. I found this spider on May 31 in Wimberley Texas eating a hummingbird. My best guess after looking on your website is a giant lichen orb weaver. I had no idea spiders ate hummingbirds.

  3. I believe I found a better picture of the first picture I sent. This is a lighter picture and it has the round line/s on the abdomen. Still can’t find the name of it.
    Hopefully you can help.
    Thank you again,
    James P.

  4. West Central Minnesota…
    Have a small infestation of fairly small (approx. 3/8″) all black spiders… this one is approximately 1/2 to 5/8″…
    The smaller ones appeared to be all black, couldn’t get pics of those, this larger one appears black, but it’s “belly” is a dark gray with no markings.
    Thanks for your help!

    1. I found an unusual spider in my bathroom. It is very small. At first it had a purple cast to the body and very black shiny head. That’s why it caught my attention. It has markings on its back, I took a photo.

  5. I found this inside my house. I live in a third floor condo. It was fairly small. We have seen several spiders in my place recently. In the past, I have actually seen spiders crawling out of my bathroom sink. This one was near my kitchen.

  6. Found this guy this morning (6-5-2023) in Port Charlotte, Florida. I can’t seem to ID it with image searches.

  7. This spider was in my wife’s slippers. It appears to have a green dot in the middle of its head and four eyes in the shape of a square around the green dot. One eye at each corner of the square.
    My name is Samac Richardson.
    Please help me identify this spider.
    Thank you.

      1. I am not on the west coast. I am in Mississippi. Does that change the identification of the spider? I never received an email from you.

  8. This spider was on my couch in southcentral Alaska. It had visible spinnets and appeared to be entirely black or another very dark color, although the lighting was low. It kept to the shadows when I moved the blanket and turned on the light.

    1. Hi Ivy, this is some type of ground spider of the family Gnaphosidae. They are not medically significant.

  9. Hello, I was unable to find this little jumper on your site. I live in Southern Oregon. Sorry for the poor quality photo, used my phone camera and she/he didn’t like me getting too close so I had to use the zoom.

  10. Saw this on my garage screen in Malabar, Fl. Total length measured just over an inch. I did not see a similar photo in the pictures a viewed.

    Thanks for your help in identifying it.

      1. Hey Mike! Did you ever get an ID for this spider? I’m trying to ID a spider that I found today and it looks pretty similar to this one.

    1. Hi Ed, unfortunately, I can’t ID this animal due to the image quality. It may even be some type of nymph bug and not a spider.

  11. Found at 4 pm in Henderson NC in a open box of wooden pieces for a chicken coop. Box had been opened and left sitting on edge of pine tree woods and this spider was in a cluster of the same type of spider.

  12. Found among some large Hostas in my front yard in Eastern Massachusetts. The body—from head to butt—was about a half an inch. Possibly a little more.

  13. Hi, one of my friends in the states posted this image of a spider she found in her garden. She gave me permission to use the photo, so if anyone can identify it for her that would be great as I’m interested to know as well. Thanks in advance.

  14. Hi, was wondering if you could identify this spider. Not sure if it’s a recluse. Found in Kansas

    1. Hi Aspin, I am 99% sure this is a recluse – the abdomen looks a bit weird for a recluse but it may be dehydrated and therefore deformed.

  15. Black spider found in basement of an old house in eastern Massachusetts. The Ladybug in the picture helps show the size. Fast moving and shy of light.

  16. 3 of these look-alike brown spiders were found in a building after recent construction. This picture is clearest however the smallest of those found. Area is Dallas, TX.

  17. Southern AZ jumping spider? Smaller than one inch, a little hairy on legs, gray/white on fangs. Abdomen markings are nonexistant. (Maybe this guy is old?)

  18. It was up under the vehicle and came out rust was falling down I looked up and saw it. I hit it with a hammer and it didn’t even phase it just kept walking. The picture is him hanging onto the fender and that brown looking thing is actually the bumper of the suv.

  19. Hello, my wife found this in her bedroom at her mom’s house in Boston hills, NY..just south of Buffalo. She’s worried it’s venomous. Any help will be greatly appreciated to calm her nerves.

    Thanks in advance!

  20. In Cordova, Alaska. Found inside house. June 25th, 2023. About the size of quarter, with the legs extended.
    Thank you in advance for the help in identifying it!

  21. Found, late June 2023, Winston-Salem, NC, outside on a trailer hinge. Body under 1″. Hairy, brown, legs longer than body. Photo attached. Note, circle on hinge is about 1″ in diameter.

  22. Found in Placitas, NM in a box with a messy cobweb. Body approx. 1-1 1/4” long. Abdomen slightly elongated bulb, shiny and hairless, brownish gray color. Legs black, long, hairless, semi-stout.

  23. Found on my lanai on a hot day in central Florida in a plastic cup a flower came in. No web. I thought it was dead until it started moving, and startled me. Tan, orange, brown color. Maybe an inch long.

  24. found this in my kitchen, cat playing with it near his food, seems to be missing a leg, i’m in virginia beach, virginia

    1. Hi Jazz, this is a wolf spider (family Lycosidae) of the genus Tigrosa. The leg will grow back 🙂

  25. What sort of orb weaver is this and do their colors vary? There was another similar spider near by but all in white and greys.

  26. found this is las vegas nevada in front of a gate door at my aunts house; cant find anything on the sites i looked at 🙁

  27. Located at 10:20 AM in central Lower Peninsula of Michigan (Durand, Michigan). Found on a small Zucchini leaf in the garden. This is the first and only of this type seen here in my garden.

  28. Found next to my front door knob. Absolutely terrified. Maybe widow sized even though I know it’s not one.

  29. Hi, sorry for the poor quality but I was scared and didn’t take a real picture after I used google lens. This was found in my outdoor hydroponic vegetables. I handle around the area often so I just want to be sure it’s not venomous . Thank you!! I looked at a bunch of false widow pictures but couldn’t find the single black abdomen stripe on any photos.

  30. New macro lens. Cooperative cute little face. Thought I’d donate a close up Alaska wolf spider

  31. central wisconsin, by the kitchen sink with legs size as big as palm of hand ( 3″ ).
    one segment round body, black, no hair, smooth.
    legs full black hairy with white dots scattered all over them.
    tried to capture it, but moved fast. Sorry no photo.
    is it poisonous?

  32. Charlottesville, Virginia. I found it inside. It’s less than an inch long. It stays on its web, rarely moves. Its web is built out of the jamb of an unused exterior door and goes around the knob.

  33. found in East Tennessee, there were three of them with separate webs almost like they were in bunk beds! their website were very chaotic at first glance, but the inside (where the spider actually was) was shaped like an upside down dome with the spider in the middle.

  34. We are staying in Nokomis Florida and this guy was dead on the floor when we came in to our condo. Could not find any like pictures thanks for your help

  35. This guy came for a visit on the front porch of our cabin near a lake in Kentucky.
    I can’t seem to identify it.

  36. Met this guy on my front porch, in Georgia. I’m thinking a wolf spider but not sure. He’s pretty big, the picture isn’t the best as I forgot to check the picture to see if it looked okay before my mom scared him off.

  37. I live in Woodacre, CA.
    THIS big ol’ spider decided to casually walk across my living room floor, and I was shocked. I have never seen any spider this big here before. Any thoughts on what this might be?

    it’s about 3/4” from nose to butt, and with the legs extended it’s about 2.5”. reddish brown body with a tan butt.

  38. PNW (Southern Oregon) Found under a box in my garage. It’s very hot here right now. No web nearby. My child stepped on him when I went to get my camera. Spider is about the size of a Penny.

  39. I picked it up off kitchen floor and tossed into the trash since I was not fully awake. I felt a small prick. I wanted to put it outside when I realized it was a spider, but really want to identify it as soon as possible. Can you please help me? Do I need to see a Dr.as I have some health issues? Thank you for any help.

    1. It looks like a small wolf spider. The bite shouldn’t be poisonous unless your allergic. Should be like a bee sting at worst.

  40. Hi there! I found this spider in my house in Spokane, WA. It looks identical to a camel spider but I didn’t know they could live in the Pacific Northwest. Is that true?

    It’s about an inch and a half long including it’s legs and our house is surrounded by fields and old farm sheds.

    1. I always called these banana spiders. I believe they are just called garden spiders though. They always were my favorites as a kid.

  41. Spider is about .25″, cream colored with dark legs. Cobweb style web. Low to the ground in dark area between garbage can and boxes for recycling. I couldn’t get the camera to focus right at the small size, so forgive the image quality

  42. Beautiful huge spider with egg sac (?) on our front porch. Having trouble identifying. Her leg spread must be at least 2 inches across.

  43. This is a small reddish brown spider found indoors in south Florida.couldn’t see any markings. Reddish brown but the lower body is a darker brown.

  44. PNW, western Washington state, found in pile of wood and by woodshed outside. This was smaller one, body sizes of these spiders were 1 inches +

  45. Found near Salt Lake City. There are at least 100 of these with large webs in an open area. It wouldn’t roll over for a top side pic. Any ideas?

  46. My cat killed this spider. It was in the bathroom. It’s the second I’ve found in about 6 months. I suspected it to be a wolf spider but is on the larger side. The patterns are a bit different than most I’m familiar with the body is about an inch long and the legs may be slightly longer. Im in Tennessee

  47. The quality of this photo may be too poor for you to identify; but I felt something crawling on my neck, and knocked this to the ground. It’s small and translucent; however, it’s legs seem to have some color. Are you able to identify it?

  48. Found this in a Middletown, DE. Parking lot. This was the size of my hand. I first thought it was a fake spider…then it started moving.

  49. Found in Raleigh, North Carolina (August)

    Spider was medium sized (0.5-1.0″ inch body) with long legs. It appeared to jump when it ran, and its two front legs pointed forward rather than to the side. It was found inside a house, on the curtain of an exterior door.

    Its primary color is a medium brown with mottled darker brown/black spots on its legs, and some lighter tan/golden striation on its body. Its mandibles (?) are a lighter golden as well. The legs do have some hair on them, but the spider is not noticeably hairy overall. Its front section appears somewhat round and flat, and at a glance, the pattern on its front section somewhat resembles an hourglass, but I don’t feel confident saying so.

    The underside of its body is noticeably golden – much lighter than the top side. And the underside of the legs are more dark gray instead of brown. They do not appear to have the same striation that the topside does.

    As directed, will repost with each image.

    Picture 1: Extended legs [[this comment]]
    Picture 2: Topside
    Picture 3: Underside
    Picture 4: Size comparison to quarter coin

    1. Found in Raleigh, North Carolina (August)

      Spider was medium sized (0.5-1.0″ inch body) with long legs. It appeared to jump when it ran, and its two front legs pointed forward rather than to the side. It was found inside a house, on the curtain of an exterior door.

      Its primary color is a medium brown with mottled darker brown/black spots on its legs, and some lighter tan/golden striation on its body. Its mandibles (?) are a lighter golden as well. The legs do have some hair on them, but the spider is not noticeably hairy overall. Its front section appears somewhat round and flat, and at a glance, the pattern on its front section somewhat resembles an hourglass, but I don’t feel confident saying so.

      The underside of its body is noticeably golden – much lighter than the top side. And the underside of the legs are more dark gray instead of brown. They do not appear to have the same striation that the topside does.

      As directed, will repost with each image.

      Picture 1: Extended legs
      Picture 2: Topside [[this comment]]
      Picture 3: Underside
      Picture 4: Size comparison to quarter coin

  50. Hi,
    I hope all is well for everyone.
    I found this spider in the kids pool. I’ve looked quite extensively and I cannot identify this spider. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  51. Found in Mendocino County, NorCal. Nursery web markings, but hairless, red legs and no web? Each fencing square is 4 inches. What do you think?

  52. Trying to figure out what this lil guy is. I saw him in the outdoor bathrooms at a camp site in the La Pine/Bend area of Oregon. It was pretty small, and was black/dark brown with that yellow marking on its abdomen. It didn’t have a web and was just chilling on the wall (not dead I checked), I then later found a suuuper tiny baby spider on me that had a similar yellow marking so I’m just curious as to what it is!

  53. Please let me know what type of spider this is. Legs are quite long. Wrb was erratic, but not sure if web belongs to this spider or if it was trapped in another spider’s web. Found outside behind a rack of garden tools in Western Washington.

  54. Found while camping I believe it’s a western spotted orb weaver but unsure. Found near a meadow on an outbuilding at a campground in big trees state park. Came out at night and was hanging out near this light.

  55. I found this on a leaf in a tree in Sacramento CA. I moved it to take a picture and it hardly moved the whole time.

  56. This was in my front stoop in SW Missouri. Already half dead so upside down…Long legs. Lighter stomach with small dots.

    1. I’ve always called them wolf spiders, though there’s multiple different ones I seem to confuse with the wolf spider. One I get mixed up with them is the funnel weaver. They’re so similar to me, and both are really common around here (I’m also in SW MO!). Maybe someone else will confirm or refute for you.

  57. Found this spider on a wall outside my storage in Santa Barbara, CA. Can anyone identify it for me? Thanks!

  58. Hello, thanks for your helpful website! I photographed this spider in the evening at our house in a suburb of San Diego in Southern California, at the end of August. The big round web is always gone in the morning, then in the evening she (?) rebuilds the web. The spider is about an inch in size, without the legs. I thought it was a Spotted Orb Weaver but then found on your website that they’re supposedly not in California; but the Western Spotted Orb Weaver pictures didn’t look like the one in my photo? Thanks for any thoughts & insights. It’s been fun to watch and photograph this spider.

  59. In Pensacola, Florida

    Please identify if possible. The spider is at least an inch long body with legs longer than body. Mostly black. Underside (not photographed) seems to have white and yellow markings.

  60. Found this spider in Buffalo, NY. It’s a bit larger than a dime. It was crawling on the wall near my desk. Body and legs are brown. Any idea what it is?

  61. I’m thinking Woodlouse? The body was more white that this. There’s dirt on it. I feel bad for killing it but I had to go to urgent care a month ago for a spider bite and they couldn’t identify what bit me.

  62. Wandering across front porch railing in Barberton OH mid September. Was walking across the vertical surface and trailing a thread of silk behind it from the previous picket, which it appeared to be using to help carry the weight of its abdomen.

  63. We are seeing these on lower level of our coastal SW Florida home. Very large fat brown body, at least 1″, very long and thick legs relative to the body. Seems like Wolf spider or maybe some sort of common House Spider?

  64. Hi, I found this spider in my finished basement in Portland, OR. This is the second one I have captured and relocated outside. I have tried to ID but still unsure. Wolf spider? Giant crab spider? Other?
    Thanks!

  65. This spider is in our back yard, coastal Georgia. The web is huge, and in several dimensions. I’m glad I saw the web while working in the yard and did not run into it! Who knows how long it took the spider to make it!

  66. I found this spider crawling on my door’s molding inside my house. Not sure what kind it is. It looks like it has reddish legs? In Reston, VA.

  67. I was wearing shorts and felt something on my calf. This guy was crawling north up my leg. I brushed it off and took this picture.

    The spider was a little under an inch total length. I would guess the body was about a half an inch. If you can identify this spider, please reply to this post. This was found in Orange County, CA. in Rancho Santa Margarita.

    I didn’t feel a bite from this guy, but some unseen spider has been biting us lately. It leaves a warm red raised lump about an inch in diameter. It itches like crazy and lasts for several days.

  68. Sorry, the photo for my comment is in this post.

    I was wearing shorts and felt something on my calf. This guy was crawling north up my leg. I brushed it off and took this picture.

    The spider was a little under an inch total length. I would guess the body was about a half an inch. If you can identify this spider, please reply to this post. This was found in Orange County, CA. in Rancho Santa Margarita.

    I didn’t feel a bite from this guy, but some unseen spider has been biting us lately. It leaves a warm red raised lump about an inch in diameter. It itches like crazy and lasts for several days.

  69. Found this spider along with several egg sacks in my bathroom trash can under the trash bag. The trash bag gets changed out every week so it happened very quickly. It looks like there’s eggs also on the spider but it doesn’t look like a wolf spider. I can’t tell what it is. Please help!

  70. Here’s an extra picture just to show all the egg sacks that were in the trash can. When I found it the spider was dead.

  71. Spider seen in Broomfield, CO in October in a huge, round web. Body is about 1.5″. I don’t think I’ve seen a spider this big in Colorado before!

  72. This little one built a web in my second story window. Just been maxin’ and relaxin’ all day. Can someone help me identify it? The hairs and shape had me thinking jumping spider, but this one is obviously a web builder of some kind.

  73. What spider is this?
    Found in Boston, MA
    Fairly large (maybe 2” overall length including legs) spider with a distinct white cross on its back and striped legs.

  74. Wondering what type of spider this is… found in Pomona, California. It looked to be about 0.5 to 1 inch in length.

  75. Found this under my roof in La Habra,CA. Never seen one like this around here before. About 3” total length. Body is about the size of a quarter.

  76. Just got bite by this spider on the toe. It stung at first but I haven’t had much pain after and not too much swelling

  77. Been finding these inside and around my house. Have small kids and working on getting someone out. Any chance any know what they are? 😔 located in San Diego (Bonita). I realize it’s not the best photo.

  78. I have two, the dark one I think is a wolf spider, but not 100% sure. It is inside.
    The 2nd one is on my front porch, makes webs all over the place.
    My main concern is if it’s poisonous…

  79. ID Request: So, this little guy just bit me. I live in central Texas. Hoping you can help me figure out the species. Either that, or I wake up with web shooters. What do you think?

  80. Hello I found this microscopic spider with a white back and from what I can see a orange stripe or dot underneath it, I used the tool to see what it is but no help so I’ll try to take a picture and show u guys since the spider is so tiny!!, even a fruit fly is gigantic to it 😅 so please lmk what it is thank you, I found it in NY in queens on Atlantic Ave and Lefferts in my dad’s butcher shop

  81. Hello I found this microscopic spider with a white back and from what I can see a orange stripe or dot underneath it, I used the tool to see what it is but no help so I’ll try to take a picture and show u guys since the spider is so tiny!!, even a fruit fly is gigantic to it 😅 so please lmk what it is thank you, I found it in NY in queens on Atlantic Ave and Lefferts in my dad’s butcher shop this Pic from the top and the other pic is the bottom

  82. Hello I found this microscopic spider with a white back and from what I can see a orange stripe or dot underneath it, I used the tool to see what it is but no help so I’ll try to take a picture and show u guys since the spider is so tiny!!, even a fruit fly is gigantic to it 😅 so please lmk what it is thank you, I found it in NY in queens on Atlantic Ave and Lefferts in my dad’s butcher shop this Pic is the spider size compared to my finger just look how tiny

  83. Working under a Blue Bird vintage bus (motor home) in Lake Hughes California
    When this silver dollar sized beast dropped on my neck😳

  84. This guy (or gal) built a huge web outside of my front door. I think the porch light brings a bevy of bugs which get caught in its web. I’d like to know what kind of spider this is?

  85. This guy (or gal) built a huge web outside of my front door. I think the porch light brings a bevy of bugs which get caught in its web. I’d like to know what kind of spider this is? We are in north Georgia.

  86. I used the ID tool but did not find a spider that looked like this. Is it a yellow sac? It seems to dark on the abdomen though. I found it in the house. Los Angeles, California.

  87. Hi, this little buddy has been hanging out on my front doorframe in Denver, CO for over a week. Thought it was a wolf spider at first, but I’m not sure anymore.

  88. Hello! I found this little dude in my Southern California home (Northernmost Orange County 10ish miles inland) and I wanted some help with identification! Coloration is a brownish cream color with two big black stripes running down the sides of the back. Appearance is about 7mm in length (the picture was taken on college ruled paper so it makes a good scale) and the spider has some hairs on its legs. There are long feelers on the face in addition to the eight legs that are vertically situated. Thanks!

  89. Hi all! This beautiful spider was found inside a library in Austin, Texas. It was very docile. I’ve been searching the internet for hours trying to ID it, but I’ve had no luck. Thank you!

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  90. I woke up to this crawling sensation on my arm. Swiped my arm and instinctually knew it was a spider. Turned the light on and saw this dead on my bed. As a lifelong arachnophob, I did not return to bed and had to figure out a way to dispose for about an hour. It looked brown, dark color with an oval/long abdomen. Medium size. I’m located in Hawaii. Wondering which type of spider eek.

  91. Found this one walking on my (cool) stove. It is about 0.5 inches from head to tail. The head and legs are primarily black with white markings, the legs are short, the head appears to be shaped flat (when looking at it head-on, like a bulldog’s face. The back part of the spider (abdomin?) is greyish cream color and is much larger than the rest of the spider.

  92. Is this spider harmless we have a knat problem in our house hopefully this guy can eat away at said problem ? Without hurting my kids

  93. I know one of the two spiders is a triangulate cobweb spider (Steatoda triangulosa) however I do not know what the second one is that invaded her web. I have seen a few in our home since some neighboring woods got taken down. I was only able to get this picture as it was in a stare off with an unhappy mom protecting her egg sac. Others that look the same run away fast.

  94. Hey, had this spider bite me on the neck. In SC, body is about an inch, brownish tan main coloring with black patterns
    Eyes seem to be in two columns of 4 in the middle of the face. Brownish/tan stripes down the legs. Probably a fishing spider, but I’m not sure. Knowing it’s not medically significant helps ease my thoughts.

  95. Found in Western NY in our garage. However, note that we travel back and forth from Florida multiple times per year. It’s about the size of a quarter and has some of the brown recluse characteristics but I know juveniles can be different.

  96. This spider was about 3 to 3.5 inches if legs were flattened. Noticed in the fall of 2023 under a paver when working

  97. Dateland, Yuma County, AZ. I came across at least two of these spiders in the Palomas Mountains. The 1st & 3rd legs about twice the length of the body. The 4th legs about 3 times; and the 2nd legs about 4 times. The body maybe 1/2 inch long. The abdomen resembles a pill bug.

  98. Houston, TX
    This spider every couple of days builds a web at night time with what looks like something dead center. The next morning they are gone.

  99. This is a fairly beautiful spider. It if covered in a bright orange with neon yellow on the outside of each body part at the edge of the orange. This spider doesn’t have a bulb the back if somewhat flat. The only black is on the legs segments that are closest to the body and has a few black specks on the larger area. This is not a hairy/fuzzy spider.

  100. Hi guys, need help identifying if this spider is dangerous. It was found in the Los Angeles area, in Inglewood-CA. It was in the bedroom, inside baby playpen. It was about an inch long.

  101. Spotted this in the Antelope Valley region of Southern California.

    I’m not sure what I’m looking at, honestly. It has blond hairs and I can only make out four black legs.

  102. in Rainier, Washington. I see a lot of these guys in my semi-basement apartment, and so many pictures on the site look similar but others of the same type look very different, so I’m always confused!

    This one’s lost two legs and was just kind of chilling with me as I watched TV.

  103. There are two spiders in these pictures. The one on top was alive the bottom spider was dead. Chepachet, Rhode Island.

  104. I couldn’t take a picture of my spider as it was outdoors yesterday, and they were running away from me. It was brown except for the round upturned back. I drew a simplistic picture and a picture of the face I remembered seeing when one was on my leg earlier and I panicked and shook my pant leg until it fell off because I thought it might be poisonous. Sorry, it’s lucky I remembered it looks similar to this, could not find a picture close enough except one with a pattern on the white area but it has no pattern on the white area of my particular spider.

  105. Our lab alerted me to this guy walking across the ceiling in my office. We are in northern California. I captured him in a cup and places him outside in the yard. What is he? Thank you!

  106. Central Oklahoma
    This (very small) spider had something black that I believe it was holding/moving around. It held its back two legs against its abdomen, giving it almost a ridge look. The front two were positioned out so the whole body was Y shaped, and I do not know if those were balls at the joints up front or if that was just how the extra legs made it appear. When it moved it was too fast to tell. It had a well defined web and was mostly brown. Sorry for the poor quality images, it was so small that my phone could not really focus so I know this may just be a long shot. Thank you for any help you can give.

  107. This was found on back porch in a chair as close as it could get to the black trim of an object beside it, looked as if it had drowned in a heavy rain.

    1. Close up showing the tiny speckled white spots all over body, legs are folded but looked thick & or possibly hairy.

  108. Micro spider found with her egg sac on the bottom of an arugula leaf in the garden. Black obtuse body, single yellow dot on back, lighter colored legs. Very very small.

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