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Philodromus – Running Crab Spider

Philodromus, commonly called running crab spider, is a genus of crab spiders. Various species can be found throughout the entire northern hemishere and the United States. Running crab spider description The Running Crab spider is usually a brown or a gray color with very little markings if any. The second pair of legs on the […]

Araneus Trifolium – Shamrock Spider

Araneus trifolium, the shamrock spider, is a widely distributed orb weaver that can come in various colors, mostly beige or brown colors. It can usually be identified by its three dark rings around every leg. Shamrock Spider Description The abdomen of the Shamrock Spider can come in several different colors. I have seen pictures of […]

Salticus Scenicus – Zebra Spider

Salticus scenicus, the zebra spider, is a jumping spider that can be found in the entire northern hemisphere. As its common name suggests, the zebra spider can be identified by its black and white colored abdomen. Description of the zebra spider Zebra spiders are black with sections of tiny white hairs giving them the look […]

Cheiracanthium Mildei – Northern Yellow Sac Spider

Cheiracanthium mildei, the northern yellow sac spider is one of the most common spiders in Northeastern America. However, it can be found throughout the entire USA. The yellow sac spider can be identified by its greenish, yellowish color. During the daytime these spiders often hide in a small blanket of web under leaves and wood, […]

Steatoda Triangulosa – Triangulate Cobweb Spider

The Steatoda triangulosa, commonly called the triangulate cobweb spider is a brown-black spider found throughout the US. It has an iconic triangulate shape on its back. Steatoda triangulosa Description The most distinguishing marks on the Steatoda triangulosa are the two darker zig-zag markings that run down the abdomen, which form a set of triangular shapes […]

Steatoda Bipunctata – Rabbit Hutch Spider

The Steatoda bipunctata, commonly called rabbit hutch spider is a black spider found throughout the United States. It comes from the same family as the feared black widow spiders and is often confused with them. The bite of a rabbit hutch spider is not dangerous for humans. It is from the same genus as the […]

Castianeira Descripta – Red-Spotted Ant Mimic Spider

Castianeira descripta, more commonly know as the red-spotted ant mimic spider gets its common name from the similar look and behavior to ants. It mimics the behavior of ants to get close enough to them for an attack. Red-Spotted Ant Mimic Spider Description The Red Spotted Ant Mimic Spider is a hunter spider. That means […]

Clubiona – Leaf-Curling Sac Spider

Spiders of the genus clubiona, commonly called leaf-curling sac spiders, can be found throughout the world and in every US state. Clubiona Description Clubiona spiders usually have light-brown legs and cephalothorax and a slightly darker abdomen. Their legs and head may even appear transparent at times due to the light color. Bite As with any […]

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