Arachnids of North Carolina
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Scientific Name: Common Name: Family (Alpha):

46 species for Chatham County

ColloquialfamilysciNamecomName
Funnel WeaversAGELENIDAEBarronopsis texanaa funnel weaver
Orb WeaversARANEIDAEArgiope aurantiayellow garden spider
Gasteracantha cancriformisSpinybacked orbweaver
Micrathena sagittataArrowshaped Micrathena
Neoscona cruciferaa spotted orbweaver
Verrucosa arenataan orb weaver
No Colloquial NameCHTHONIIDAEEphippiochthonius tetrachelatus
Kleptochthonius multispinosus
Wandering SpidersCTENIDAEAnahita punctulataa wandering spider
Mesh Web WeaversDICTYNIDAELathys maculinaa mesh web spider
Ground SpidersGNAPHOSIDAEDrassyllus novusa ground spider
Herpyllus ecclesiasticusParson spider
Sergiolus capulatusVariegated Ground Spider
No Colloquial NameHAHNIIDAENeoantistea agilisa comb-tailed spider
HALONOPROCTIDAEUmmidia unidentified speciesa corklid trapdoor spider
Ummidia audouinia cork-lid trapdoor spider
Wolf SpidersLYCOSIDAEArctosa littoralisShoreline wolf spider
Schizocosa crassipesa wolf spider
Schizocosa ocreataBrushlegged wolf spider
No Colloquial NameNEOBISIIDAEMicrobisium parvulum
Novobisium carolinense
Lynx SpidersOXYOPIDAEPeucetia viridansGreen lynx spider
Armoured harvestmenPHALANGODIDAEErebomaster acanthinus
No Colloquial NamePHRUROLITHIDAEPhrurotimpus borealisa phrurolithid
Phrurotimpus annulatusa phrurolithid
Phrurotimpus umbratilisa phrurolithid
Nursery Web SpidersPISAURIDAEDolomedes scriptusStriped fishing spider
Dolomedes tenebrosusDark fishing spider
Dolomedes tritonSix-spotted fishing spider
Pisaurina brevipes
Jumping SpidersSALTICIDAEEris militarisBronze jumping spider
Naphrys pulexa jumping spider
Marpissa pikeiPike Slender Jumper
Phidippus audaxBold jumper, Daring jumping spider
Phidippus clarusRed-backed jumping spider
Phidippus putnamia jumping spider
Platycryptus undatusa jumping spider
Long-jawed Orb WeaversTETRAGNATHIDAELeucauge venustaorchard orbweaver
Tetragnatha elongataa longjawed orbweaver
Cobweb SpidersTHERIDIIDAEArgyrodes elevatusa dewdrop spider
Hentziectypus globosusa cobweb spider
Latrodectus mactansSouthern black widow
Latrodectus variolusNorthern black widow
Steatoda triangulosaa cobweb spider
Chrysso albomaculataa cobweb spider
Crab SpidersTHOMISIDAEOzyptila monroensisa crab spider