Spiders in California

Spiders found in California include 20 unique species from 121 confirmed sightings based on contributions made by Spider ID members. It is important to remember that spiders seen in California are not bound by the territorial lines decided on by humans, therefore their distribution is subject to change. Occasionally, spiders can be found well outside of their known range due to being intentionally or accidentally transported by humans in cars, luggage, and other belongings.

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20 Species Found in California

California Sightings
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121 spider sightings have been made in California by contributing members. Consider submitting confirmed sightings of your own.

Picture of Dysdera crocata (Woodlouse Hunter) - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of unidentified spider Enlarge picture icon
Picture of unidentified spider Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Araneus spp. (Angulate & Round-shouldered Orb-weavers) - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Metaltella simoni (Hacklemesh Weaver) - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Agelenidae (Funnel Weavers) - Male - Ventral Enlarge picture icon
Picture of unidentified spider - Male - Lateral Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Zoropsis spinimana - Female - Lateral Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Zoropsis spinimana - Female - Lateral Enlarge picture icon
Picture of unidentified spider - Male - Ventral Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Zoropsis spinimana - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Hogna spp. - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Araneus diadematus (Cross Orb-weaver) - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of unidentified spider Enlarge picture icon
Picture of unidentified spider - Male - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Agelenidae (Funnel Weavers) - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Phidippus spp. - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of unidentified spider - Male - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of unidentified spider - Male - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Steatoda grossa (False Black Widow) - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Zoropsis spinimana Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Lycosidae (Wolf Spiders) - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of unidentified spider Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Metaltella simoni (Hacklemesh Weaver) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of unidentified spider Enlarge picture icon
Picture of unidentified spider - Male - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Tegenaria spp. - Male - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Agelenidae (Funnel Weavers) - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of unidentified spider - Male - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Steatoda grossa (False Black Widow) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Metaltella simoni (Hacklemesh Weaver) - Male - Lateral Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Gnaphosidae (Stealthy Ground Spiders) - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Steatoda nobilis (Noble False Widow) - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Agelenidae (Funnel Weavers) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of unidentified spider - Male - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of unidentified spider - Male - Lateral Enlarge picture icon
Picture of unidentified spider - Male - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Metaltella simoni (Hacklemesh Weaver) - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Steatoda nobilis (Noble False Widow) - Lateral Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Argiope spp. (Garden Orb-weavers) - Female - Dorsal,Webs Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Steatoda nobilis (Noble False Widow) - Dorsal,Eyes,Webs Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Steatoda nobilis (Noble False Widow) - Lateral,Webs,With Prey Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Araneus spp. (Angulate & Round-shouldered Orb-weavers) - Female - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Pardosa spp. (Thin-legged Wolf Spiders) - Male Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Olios giganteus (Giant Crab Spider) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Agelenidae (Funnel Weavers) - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Misumena vatia (Golden-rod Crab Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Neoscona oaxacensis (Western Spotted Orb-weaver) - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Agelenidae (Funnel Weavers) - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Zoropsis spinimana - Female - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon