Spiders in Massachusetts

Spiders found in Massachusetts include 44 unique species from confirmed sightings by contributing members of Spider ID. It is important to remember that spiders seen in Massachusetts 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.


44 Species Found in Massachusetts

Massachusetts Sightings
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Picture of Philodromus spp. - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Phidippus audax (Bold Jumper) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Dysdera crocata (Woodlouse Hunter) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Araniella displicata (Six-spotted Orb-weaver) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Salticidae (Jumping Spiders) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Cheiracanthium mildei (Long-legged Sac Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Steatoda borealis - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Steatoda triangulosa (Triangulate Cobweb Spider) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Steatoda triangulosa (Triangulate Cobweb Spider) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Dolomedes striatus - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Herpyllus ecclesiasticus (Eastern Parson Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Callobius bennetti - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Herpyllus ecclesiasticus (Eastern Parson Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Steatoda triangulosa (Triangulate Cobweb Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Pisaurina mira (Nursery Web Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Pisaurina mira (Nursery Web Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Phidippus audax (Bold Jumper) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Varacosa avara - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Micrathena gracilis (Spined Micrathena) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Herpyllus ecclesiasticus (Eastern Parson Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Steatoda borealis - Ventral Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Steatoda borealis - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Steatoda borealis - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Cheiracanthium mildei (Long-legged Sac Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Cheiracanthium mildei (Long-legged Sac Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Dolomedes tenebrosus (Dark Fishing Spider) - Dorsal,Webs Enlarge Picture
Picture of Hibana gracilis - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Steatoda borealis - Female - Ventral Enlarge Picture
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