Arachnids of North Carolina
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148 species for Wake County

ColloquialfamilysciNamecomName
No Colloquial NameACTINOPODIDAEActinopus rufipesredlegged purseweb spider
Funnel WeaversAGELENIDAEAgelenopsis naeviaGrass spider
Agelenopsis pennsylvanicaGrass spider
Barronopsis texanaa funnel weaver
Barronopsis unidentified speciesa funnel weaver
Ghost SpidersANYPHAENIDAEHibana gracilisgarden ghost spider
Lupettiana mordaxa ghost spider
Wulfila albensa ghost spider
Orb WeaversARANEIDAEAcacesia hamatadifoliate orbweaver
Acanthepeira cherokeean orbweaver
Acanthepeira stellataStar-bellied orb weaver
Araneus cingulatusan orbweaver
Araneus guttulatusan orbweaver
Araneus marmoreusMarbled orbweaver
Argiope aurantiaYellow Garden Spider
Argiope trifasciataBanded garden spider, Banded Argiope
Cyclosa conicaa trashline spider
Eustala anasteraHumpbacked orbweaver
Gasteracantha cancriformisSpinybacked orbweaver
Larinia directaan orbweaver
Larinioides cornutusFurrow orbweaver
Mangora gibberosaLined orbweaver
Mangora placidaTuftlegged orbweaver
Mastophora timuquaa bolas spider
Mecynogea lemniscataBasilica orbweaver
Metepeira labyrintheaLabyrinth orbweaver
Micrathena gracilisSpined Micrathena, Five paired spider
Micrathena mitratawhite micrathena
Micrathena sagittataArrowshaped Micrathena
Neoscona arabescaArabesque orbweaver
Neoscona cruciferaa spotted orbweaver
Neoscona domiciliorumRed-femured Spotted Orbweaver
Purseweb SpidersATYPIDAESphodros atlanticusAtlantic purseweb spider
No Colloquial NameBUTHIDAECentruroides vittatusStriped Bark Scorpion
Centruroides hentziHentz Striped Scorpion
CHEIRACANTHIIDAECheiracanthium inclusuma longlegged sac spider
CHTHONIIDAEEphippiochthonius tetrachelatus
Sac SpidersCLUBIONIDAEElaver exceptaa sac spider
Clubiona unidentified speciesa leafcurling sac spider
Antmimics and Ground Sac SpidersCORINNIDAECastianeira amoenaOrange antmimic
Castianeira longipalpaMany-banded antmimic
Armoured harvestmenCOSMETIDAEVonones sayi
Mesh Web WeaversDICTYNIDAEEmblyna hentzia mesh web spider
No Colloquial NameDYSDERIDAEDysdera unidentified species
Wafer-lid Trapdoor SpidersEUCTENIZIDAEMyrmekiaphila foliatawafer-lid trapdoor spider
Ground SpidersGNAPHOSIDAEDrassyllus covensisa ground spider
Drassyllus eremitusa ground spider
Sergiolus minutusa ground spider
Sergiolus ocellatusa ground spider
No Colloquial NameHAHNIIDAENeoantistea magnaa comb-tailed spider
Hahnia flaviceps
HALONOPROCTIDAEUmmidia unidentified speciesa cork-lid trapdoor spider
Ummidia audouinia cork-lid trapdoor spider
Ummidia neilgaimania cork-lid trapdoor spider
Sheetweb and Dwarf SpidersLINYPHIIDAECeraticelus laetabilisa dwarf spider
Hypselistes florenssplendid dwarf spider
Origanates rostratusa dwarf spider
Scylaceus pallidusa dwarf spider
Agyneta angulataa sheetweb weaver
Bathyphantes pallidusa sheetweb weaver
Centromerus denticulatusa sheetweb weaver
Centromerus latidensa sheetweb weaver
Florinda coccineaBlack-tailed red sheetweaver, scarlet sheetweaver
Frontinella pyramitelaBowl and doily weaver
Liocranid Sac SpidersLIOCRANIDAEAgroeca pratensis
Wolf SpidersLYCOSIDAEAllocosa funereaa wolf spider
Arctosa littoralisShoreline wolf spider
Hogna carolinensisCarolina wolf spider
Hogna lentaField wolf spider
Pardosa milvinaShore spider
Pirata sedentariusa pirate wolf spider
Rabidosa rabidaRabid wolf spider
Schizocosa avidaa wolf spider
Tigrosa georgicolaa wolf spider
Schizocosa unidentified species
Pirate spidersMIMETIDAEMimetus notiusa pirate spider
Mimetus puritanusa pirate spider
Wall spidersOECOBIIDAEOecobius cellariorum
Oecobius navusWall spider
Lynx SpidersOXYOPIDAEOxyopes aglossusa lynx spider
Oxyopes salticusStriped lynx spider
Oxyopes cougara lynx spider
Armoured harvestmenPHALANGODIDAEErebomaster acanthinus
Running Crab SpidersPHILODROMIDAEPhilodromus marxiMetallic crab spider
Philodromus praelustrisCanadian crab spider
Philodromus rufusa running crab spider
No Colloquial NamePHOLCIDAEPholcus phalangioidesLongbodied cellar spider
PHRUROLITHIDAEPhrurolithus singulus
Phrurotimpus borealisa phrurolithid
Scotinella redempta
Scotinella unidentified species
Phrurotimpus annulatusa phrurolithid
Phrurotimpus umbratilisa phrurolithid
Nursery Web SpidersPISAURIDAEDolomedes albineusWhitebanded fishing spider
Dolomedes tenebrosusDark fishing spider
Dolomedes tritonSix-spotted fishing spider
Dolomedes vittatusa fishing spider
Pisaurina miranursery web spider
Jumping SpidersSALTICIDAEHabronattus coecatusa jumping spider
Hentzia mitrataa jumping spider
Lyssomanes viridisMagnolia green jumper
Maevia inclemensDimorphic jumping spider
Metacyrba unidentified speciesa jumping spider
Paraphidippus aurantiusEmerald jumping spider
Pelegrina galatheaa jumping spider
Pelegrina protervaa jumping spider
Phidippus audaxBold jumper, Daring jumping spider
Phidippus clarusRed-backed jumping spider
Phidippus putnamia jumping spider
Phidippus whitmaniWhitman's jumping spider
Platycryptus undatusTan jumping spider
Sassacus cyaneusa jumping spider
Colonus puerperusa jumping spider
Zygoballus rufipesHammerjawed jumping spider
No Colloquial NameSCLEROSOMATIDAELeiobunum formosum
Leiobunum politum
Leiobunum vittatum
Leiobunum euserratipalpe
SCYTODIDAEScytodes thoracicaa spitting spider
Scytodes atlacoyaa spitting spider
SICARIIDAELoxosceles reclusaBrown Recluse
Loxosceles rufescensMediterranean Recluse
Giant Crab SpidersSPARASSIDAEHeteropoda venatoriaGiant crab spider
Long-jawed Orb WeaversTETRAGNATHIDAELeucauge venustaOrchard spider
Tetragnatha elongataa longjawed orbweaver
Tetragnatha viridisGreen longjawed orbweaver
Cobweb SpidersTHERIDIIDAEAnelosimus studiosusa cobweb spider
Argyrodes elevatusa dewdrop spider
Euryopis funebrisa cobweb spider
Latrodectus mactansSouthern black widow
Neospintharus trigonuma cobweb spider
Parasteatoda tepidariorumcommon house spider
Rhomphaea fictiliuma cobweb spider
Theridion differensa cobweb spider
Theridion murariuma cobweb spider
Theridula opulentaa cobweb spider
Tidarren sisyphoidesa cobweb spider
Thymoites marxia cobweb spider
Crab SpidersTHOMISIDAEMecaphesa asperataNorthern crab spider
Mecaphesa celerSwift crab spider
Misumena vatiaGoldenrod crab spider
Synema parvuluma crab spider
Tmarus angulatusa crab spider
Xysticus feroxa ground crab spider
Mecaphesa sp. 1a crab spider
Cribellate Orb WeaversULOBORIDAEHyptiotes cavatusTriangle web spider
Uloborus glomosusFeatherlegged orbweaver
No Colloquial NameVAEJOVIDAEVaejovis carolinianusSouthern Unstriped Scorpion