Arachnids of North Carolina
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41 species for Dare County

ColloquialfamilysciNamecomName
Funnel WeaversAGELENIDAEBarronopsis texanaa funnel weaver
Ghost SpidersANYPHAENIDAEAnyphaena celera ghost spider
Hibana gracilisgarden ghost spider
Hibana futilisa ghost spider
Orb WeaversARANEIDAEAraneus pegniaButterfly orbweaver
Argiope aurantiayellow garden spider
Eustala anasteraHumpbacked orbweaver
Gasteracantha cancriformisSpinybacked orbweaver
Micrathena sagittataArrowshaped Micrathena
Neoscona domicilioruma spotted orbweaver
No Colloquial NameBUTHIDAECentruroides vittatusStriped Bark Scorpion
Sac SpidersCLUBIONIDAEElaver exceptaa sac spider
Ground SpidersGNAPHOSIDAEMicaria longipesan antlike ground spider
Wolf SpidersLYCOSIDAEArctosa littoralisShoreline wolf spider
Gladicosa pulchraa wolf spider
Hogna antelucanaa wolf spider
Hogna lentaField wolf spider
Rabidosa carranaa wolf spider
Rabidosa punctulataDotted wolf spider
Rabidosa rabidaa wolf spider
Tigrosa helluoa wolf spider
Geolycosa pikeia burrowing wolf spider
Varacosa avaraa wolf spider
No Colloquial NameNEPHILIDAETrichonephila clavipesGolden Silk orbweaver
Running Crab SpidersPHILODROMIDAEPhilodromus floridensisa running crab spider
No Colloquial NamePHOLCIDAEPholcus phalangioidesLongbodied cellar spider
Nursery Web SpidersPISAURIDAEDolomedes albineuswhitebanded fishing spider
Jumping SpidersSALTICIDAELyssomanes viridisMagnolia green jumper
Phidippus audaxBold jumper, Daring jumping spider
Phidippus otiosusa jumping spider
Phidippus whitmaniWhitman's jumping spider
Colonus sylvanusa jumping spider
Zygoballus rufipeshammerjawed jumper
Metacyrba floridanaa jumping spider
No Colloquial NameSCYTODIDAEScytodes thoracicaa spitting spider
Long-jawed Orb WeaversTETRAGNATHIDAELeucauge argyrobaptaa longjawed orbweaver
Cobweb SpidersTHERIDIIDAELatrodectus mactansSouthern black widow
Latrodectus variolusNorthern black widow
Theridion glaucescensa cobweb spider
Latrodectus unidentified species
Crab SpidersTHOMISIDAEXysticus feroxa ground crab spider