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

27 species for Polk County

ColloquialfamilysciNamecomName
Funnel WeaversAGELENIDAEWadotes bimucronatus
Ghost SpidersANYPHAENIDAEAnyphaena pectorosaa ghost spider
Orb WeaversARANEIDAEEustala anasteraHumpbacked orbweaver
Micrathena gracilisSpined Micrathena, Five paired spider
Micrathena mitratawhite micrathena
Neoscona arabescaArabesque orbweaver
No Colloquial NameCYBAEIDAECalymmaria persicaa basket-web weaver
Ground SpidersGNAPHOSIDAEHerpyllus ecclesiasticusParson spider
No Colloquial NameHYPOCHILIDAEHypochilus coyleiA Lampshade Spider
Hypochilus pocockiA Lampshade Spider
Sheetweb and Dwarf SpidersLINYPHIIDAECeraticelus creolusa dwarf spider
Drapetisca alterandaa sheetweb weaver
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
Nursery Web SpidersPISAURIDAEDolomedes albineusWhitebanded fishing spider
Dolomedes tenebrosusDark fishing spider
Jumping SpidersSALTICIDAENaphrys pulexa jumping spider
Long-jawed Orb WeaversTETRAGNATHIDAELeucauge venustaOrchard spider
Cobweb SpidersTHERIDIIDAEEuryopis funebrisa cobweb spider
Parasteatoda tepidariorumcommon house spider
Steatoda borealisa false widow spider
Steatoda grossaFalse black widow
Pholcomma barnesia cobweb spider
No Colloquial NameVAEJOVIDAEVaejovis carolinianusSouthern Unstriped Scorpion