Spiders in Connecticut

Spiders found in Connecticut include 12 unique species from 39 confirmed sightings based on contributions made by Spider ID members. It is important to remember that spiders seen in Connecticut 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.


12 Species Found in Connecticut

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

Picture of Philodromidae (Running Crab Spiders) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Steatoda borealis - Lateral,Ventral Enlarge Picture
Picture of Cheiracanthium mildei (Long-legged Sac Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Neoscona crucifera (Hentz Orb-weaver) - Female - Ventral Enlarge Picture
Picture of Neoscona crucifera (Hentz Orb-weaver) - Female - Lateral,Ventral Enlarge Picture
Picture of Misumena vatia (Golden-rod Crab Spider) - Female - Lateral,Prey Enlarge Picture
Picture of Phidippus audax (Bold Jumper) - Male - Eyes Enlarge Picture
Picture of Phidippus audax (Bold Jumper) - Lateral Enlarge Picture
Picture of Pholcus phalangioides (Long-bodied Cellar Spider) - Male - Lateral Enlarge Picture
Picture of Pholcus phalangioides (Long-bodied Cellar Spider) - Female - Lateral Enlarge Picture
Picture of Pisaurina mira (Nursery Web Spider) - Female - Lateral,Spiderlings,Webs Enlarge Picture
Picture of Pisaurina mira (Nursery Web Spider) - Egg Sacs,Spiderlings,Webs Enlarge Picture
Picture of Pisaurina mira (Nursery Web Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Dolomedes triton (Six-spotted Fishing Spider) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Dolomedes triton (Six-spotted Fishing Spider) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Dolomedes triton (Six-spotted Fishing Spider) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Dolomedes triton (Six-spotted Fishing Spider) - Male - Dorsal,Eyes Enlarge Picture
Picture of Dolomedes triton (Six-spotted Fishing Spider) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Dolomedes tenebrosus (Dark Fishing Spider) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Dolomedes tenebrosus (Dark Fishing Spider) - Male - Dorsal,Eyes Enlarge Picture
Picture of Dolomedes tenebrosus (Dark Fishing Spider) - Female - Eyes Enlarge Picture
Picture of Dolomedes tenebrosus (Dark Fishing Spider) - Female - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Dolomedes tenebrosus (Dark Fishing Spider) - Lateral Enlarge Picture
Picture of Argiope trifasciata (Banded Garden Spider) - Female - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Argiope aurantia (Black and Yellow Garden Spider) - Female - Dorsal,Gravid,Webs Enlarge Picture
Picture of Argiope aurantia (Black and Yellow Garden Spider) - Female - Dorsal,Webs Enlarge Picture
Picture of Argiope aurantia (Black and Yellow Garden Spider) - Dorsal,Webs Enlarge Picture
Picture of Argiope aurantia (Black and Yellow Garden Spider) - Dorsal,Webs Enlarge Picture
Picture of Argiope aurantia (Black and Yellow Garden Spider) - Webs Enlarge Picture
Picture of Argiope aurantia (Black and Yellow Garden Spider) - Webs Enlarge Picture
Picture of Argiope aurantia (Black and Yellow Garden Spider) - Lateral,Webs Enlarge Picture
Picture of Argiope aurantia (Black and Yellow Garden Spider) - Lateral,Webs Enlarge Picture
Picture of Argiope aurantia (Black and Yellow Garden Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Argiope aurantia (Black and Yellow Garden Spider) - Dorsal,Webs Enlarge Picture
Picture of Agelenopsis spp. (Grass Spiders) - Male - Eyes Enlarge Picture
Picture of Agelenopsis spp. (Grass Spiders) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Agelenopsis spp. (Grass Spiders) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Agelenopsis spp. (Grass Spiders) - Female - Eyes,Lateral,Webs Enlarge Picture
Picture of Araneus diadematus (Cross Orb-weaver) - Lateral Enlarge Picture