Spiders in Kentucky

Spiders found in Kentucky include 19 unique species from 48 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.

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19 Species Found in Kentucky

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

Picture of Theridiidae (Cobweb Weavers) - Dorsal,Eyes Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Theridiidae (Cobweb Weavers) - Female - Lateral Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Theridiidae (Cobweb Weavers) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Thanatus spp. - Female - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Trachelidae (Ground Sac Spiders) - Female - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Linyphiidae (Money Spiders) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Araneus spp. (Angulate & Round-shouldered Orb-weavers) - Male - Eyes,Penultimate Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Araneus spp. (Angulate & Round-shouldered Orb-weavers) - Female - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Araneidae (Orb-weavers) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Araneidae (Orb-weavers) - Female - Dorsal,Eyes Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Araneidae (Orb-weavers) - Female - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of unidentified spider - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Tigrosa helluo - Male - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Phidippus putnami - Female - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Phidippus otiosus (Canopy Jumping Spider) - Female - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Tigrosa helluo - Male - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Tigrosa helluo - Female - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Tigrosa georgicola - Female - Dorsal,Eyes Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Tigrosa aspersa - Male - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Dolomedes vittatus - Female - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Dolomedes scriptus (Striped Fishing Spider) - Female - Dorsal,Spiderlings Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Castianeira amoena - Female - Eyes Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Castianeira amoena - Female - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Cesonia bilineata - Male - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Micrathena sagittata (Arrow-shaped Micrathena) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Neoscona crucifera (Hentz Orb-weaver) - Female - Lateral Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Misumenoides formosipes (White-banded Crab Spider) - Female - Ventral Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Misumenoides formosipes (White-banded Crab Spider) - Female - Dorsal,With Prey Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Micrathena sagittata (Arrow-shaped Micrathena) - Female - Lateral Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Micrathena sagittata (Arrow-shaped Micrathena) - Female - Lateral Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Micrathena sagittata (Arrow-shaped Micrathena) - Female - Ventral Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Latrodectus mactans (Southern Black Widow) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Latrodectus mactans (Southern Black Widow) - Male - Lateral Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Latrodectus mactans (Southern Black Widow) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Parasteatoda tepidariorum (Common House Spider) - Female - Gravid,Lateral Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Pisaurina mira (Nursery Web Spider) - Male - Lateral Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Pisaurina mira (Nursery Web Spider) - Male - Ventral Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Pisaurina mira (Nursery Web Spider) - Male - Eyes Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Pisaurina mira (Nursery Web Spider) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Pisaurina mira (Nursery Web Spider) - Female - Eyes Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Pisaurina mira (Nursery Web Spider) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Pisaurina mira (Nursery Web Spider) - Female - Dorsal,Egg Sacs Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Pisaurina mira (Nursery Web Spider) - Female - Egg Sacs Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Platycryptus undatus (Tan Jumping Spider) - Male - Lateral Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Dolomedes triton (Six-spotted Fishing Spider) - Dorsal,Spiderlings Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Castianeira longipalpa - Egg Sacs Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Argiope trifasciata (Banded Garden Spider) - Female - Eyes Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Argiope trifasciata (Banded Garden Spider) - Female - Dorsal,Webs Enlarge picture icon