Spiders in Kentucky

Spiders found in Kentucky include 37 unique species from 66 confirmed sightings based on contributions made by Spider ID members. It is important to remember that spiders seen in Kentucky 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.


37 Species Found in Kentucky

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

Picture of Loxosceles reclusa (Brown Recluse) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Agelenidae (Funnel Weavers) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Platycryptus undatus (Tan Jumping Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Pisaurina mira (Nursery Web Spider) Enlarge Picture
Picture of Steatoda triangulosa (Triangulate Cobweb Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of unidentified spider Enlarge Picture
Picture of Asagena americana - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Ariadna bicolor - Female - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Enoplognatha spp. - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Enoplognatha spp. - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Anahita punctulata (Southeastern Wandering Spider) - Female - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of unidentified spider - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Paraphidippus aurantius (Emerald Jumping Spider) - Female - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Paraphidippus aurantius (Emerald Jumping Spider) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Metacyrba taeniola - Female - Lateral Enlarge Picture
Picture of Marpissa lineata - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Maevia inclemens (Dimorphic Jumper) - Female - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Maevia inclemens (Dimorphic Jumper) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Spintharus flavidus - Dorsal,Eyes Enlarge Picture
Picture of Rhomphaea fictilium - Female - Lateral Enlarge Picture
Picture of Anelosimus studiosus (Communal Spider) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Thanatus formicinus - Female - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Meriola decepta - Female - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Graphomoa theridioides - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Araneus miniatus - Male - Eyes,Penultimate Enlarge Picture
Picture of Araneus miniatus - Female - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Verrucosa arenata (Arrowhead Orb-weaver) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Verrucosa arenata (Arrowhead Orb-weaver) - Female - Dorsal,Eyes Enlarge Picture
Picture of Acacesia hamata - Female - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Ero spp. - Female - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Tigrosa helluo - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Phidippus putnami - Female - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Phidippus otiosus (Canopy Jumping Spider) - Female - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Tigrosa helluo - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Tigrosa helluo - Female - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Tigrosa georgicola - Female - Dorsal,Eyes Enlarge Picture
Picture of Tigrosa aspersa - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Dolomedes vittatus - Female - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Dolomedes scriptus (Striped Fishing Spider) - Female - Dorsal,Spiderlings Enlarge Picture
Picture of Castianeira amoena - Female - Eyes Enlarge Picture
Picture of Castianeira amoena - Female - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Cesonia bilineata - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Micrathena sagittata (Arrow-shaped Micrathena) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Neoscona crucifera (Hentz Orb-weaver) - Female - Lateral Enlarge Picture
Picture of Misumenoides formosipes (White-banded Crab Spider) - Female - Ventral Enlarge Picture
Picture of Misumenoides formosipes (White-banded Crab Spider) - Female - Dorsal,Prey Enlarge Picture
Picture of Micrathena sagittata (Arrow-shaped Micrathena) - Female - Lateral Enlarge Picture
Picture of Micrathena sagittata (Arrow-shaped Micrathena) - Female - Lateral Enlarge Picture
Picture of Micrathena sagittata (Arrow-shaped Micrathena) - Female - Ventral Enlarge Picture
Picture of Latrodectus mactans (Southern Black Widow) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture