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

48 species for Polk County

ColloquialfamilysciNamecomName
Funnel WeaversAGELENIDAEAgelenopsis utahanaa grass spider
Wadotes bimucronatus
Hacklemesh WeaversAMAUROBIIDAEAmaurobius feroxa hackledmesh weaver
Ghost SpidersANYPHAENIDAEAnyphaena pectorosaa ghost spider
Wulfila albensa ghost spider
Orb WeaversARANEIDAEAraneus marmoreusMarbled orbweaver
Eustala anasteraHumpbacked orbweaver
Mangora placidatuftlegged orbweaver
Mangora spiculataan orbweaver
Micrathena gracilisspined Micrathena
Micrathena mitratawhite micrathena
Micrathena sagittataArrowshaped Micrathena
Neoscona arabescaArabesque orbweaver
Neoscona cruciferaa spotted orbweaver
Neoscona domicilioruma spotted orbweaver
Antmimics and Ground Sac SpidersCORINNIDAECastianeira descriptaredspotted antmimic
No Colloquial NameCYBAEIDAECalymmaria persicaa basket-web weaver
Ground SpidersGNAPHOSIDAEHerpyllus ecclesiasticusParson spider
No Colloquial NameHYPOCHILIDAEHypochilus coyleiA Lampshade Spider
Hypochilus pococki - central cladeA Lampshade Spider
Sheetweb and Dwarf SpidersLINYPHIIDAECeraticelus creolusa dwarf spider
Drapetisca alterandaa sheetweb weaver
Florinda coccineaBlack-tailed red sheetweaver, scarlet sheetweaver
Wolf SpidersLYCOSIDAEPardosa lapidicinaa thinlegged wolf spider
Scaffold Web SpidersNESTICIDAENesticus brimleyia cave cobweb spider
Armoured harvestmenPHALANGODIDAEBishopella laciniosa
No Colloquial NamePHOLCIDAEPholcus phalangioidesLongbodied cellar spider
Spermophora senoculataShort-bodied cellar spider
Pholcus manuelia cellar spider
Nursery Web SpidersPISAURIDAEDolomedes albineuswhitebanded fishing spider
Dolomedes tenebrosusDark fishing spider
Pisaurina miranursery web spider
Jumping SpidersSALTICIDAENaphrys pulexa jumping spider
Hentzia mitrataa jumping spider
Lyssomanes viridisMagnolia green jumper
Peckhamia picataan antmimic jumping spider
Phidippus audaxBold jumper, Daring jumping spider
Maevia undescribed species DMaevia undescribed species D
Long-jawed Orb WeaversTETRAGNATHIDAELeucauge venustaorchard orbweaver
Cobweb SpidersTHERIDIIDAEEuryopis funebrisa cobweb spider
Latrodectus mactansSouthern black widow
Parasteatoda tepidariorumcommon house spider
Steatoda borealisnorthern cobweb weaver
Steatoda grossafalse black widow
Theridion flavonotatuma cobweb spider
Pholcomma barnesia cobweb spider
Crab SpidersTHOMISIDAEMecaphesa celerSwift crab spider
No Colloquial NameVAEJOVIDAEVaejovis carolinianusSouthern Unstriped Scorpion