New Mexico

Olios Giganteus – Giant Crab Spider

Olios Giganteus, the giant crab spider, belongs to the family of Sparassidae spiders, which are commonly called huntsman spiders. As other crab spiders, they have curved legs which gives them a crab-like appearance. However, the giant crab spider can reach a leagspan of up to 6 inches (15cm) – making them much larger than the […]

Kukulcania Hibernalis – Southern House Spider

Kukulcania hibernalis, the Southern House Spider is a large brown spider that can be found throughout the Southern United States, Central and South America and the Caribbean. Southern House Spider Description The southern house spider has a dark brown body and legs. Due to its size and coloration, the southern house spider is often mistaken […]

Neoscona crucifera – Spotted Orb Weaver

Neoscona crucifera, commonly known as the spotted orbweaver, is an orb weaver species indigenous to the Eastern part of North America. Description of the spotted orb weaver The abdomen, which is usually a shade of brown or reddish brown, has a slight pattern but nothing that stands out, and is usually covered with thick hairs. […]

Latrodectus – Black Widow Spider

Latrodectus, the black widow spider is one of the most famed and feared spider genera in the world. Hollywood tends to use only one kind of Black Widow in its films. It is always shown as a shiny black spider with a red hourglass on the underneath side of its abdomen. However, this is not […]

Menemerus Bivittatus – Grey Wall Jumper

Menemerus Bivittatus, commonly called the grey wall jumper or the grey jumping spider, is a jumping spider that can be found in hot and tropical regions around the world and in the South of the United States. Grey Wall Jumper Description As its name suggests, the grey wall jumper has a grey body color. It […]

Araneus Gemmoides – Cat-Faced Spider or Jewel Spider

The Araneus Gemmoides is an orb weaver species that occurs in the Western United States. It is also known under the common names cat-faced spider or jewel spider. Both common names reflect the special traits of the body of araneus gemmoides. The abdomen is large and if seen from the front, cat-faced. Others consider the […]

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