Spiders in Massachusetts

Spiders found in Massachusetts include 24 unique species from 66 confirmed sightings based on contributions made by Spider ID members. 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.

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24 Species Found in Massachusetts

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

Picture of Tetragnatha spp. - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Phidippus audax (Bold Jumper) - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Tetragnatha spp. - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Coras spp. (Funnel Web Spiders) - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Latrodectus variolus (Northern Black Widow) - Female - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Latrodectus variolus (Northern Black Widow) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Cheiracanthium inclusum (Agrarian Sac Spider) - Male - Eyes Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Cheiracanthium inclusum (Agrarian Sac Spider) - Female - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Agelenopsis potteri - Female - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Neoscona crucifera (Hentz Orb-weaver) - Female - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Misumenoides formosipes (White-banded Crab Spider) - Female - Eyes Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Misumenoides formosipes (White-banded Crab Spider) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Misumena vatia (Golden-rod Crab Spider) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Misumena vatia (Golden-rod Crab Spider) - Female - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Leucauge venusta (Orchard Orb-weaver) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Phidippus audax (Bold Jumper) - Female - Eyes Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Phidippus audax (Bold Jumper) - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Phidippus audax (Bold Jumper) - Female - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Phidippus audax (Bold Jumper) - Female - Dorsal,Gravid Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Phidippus audax (Bold Jumper) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Phidippus audax (Bold Jumper) - Female - Eyes,Prey Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Pisaurina mira (Nursery Web Spider) - Female - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Pisaurina mira (Nursery Web Spider) - Female - Dorsal,Gravid Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Pisaurina mira (Nursery Web Spider) - Female - Gravid,Lateral Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Pisaurina mira (Nursery Web Spider) - Female - Dorsal,Prey Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Platycryptus undatus (Tan Jumping Spider) - Female - Egg Sacs,Eyes Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Platycryptus undatus (Tan Jumping Spider) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Scytodes thoracica - Female - Gravid,Lateral Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Trachelas tranquillus (Broad-faced Sac Spider) - Female - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Trachelas tranquillus (Broad-faced Sac Spider) - Female - Lateral Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Araneus marmoreus (Marbled Orb-weaver) - Female - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Herpyllus ecclesiasticus (Eastern Parson Spider) - Female - Dorsal,Gravid Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Dysdera crocata (Woodlouse Hunter) - Eyes Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Dysdera crocata (Woodlouse Hunter) - Male - Eyes Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Dysdera crocata (Woodlouse Hunter) - Female - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Dolomedes triton (Six-spotted Fishing Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Dolomedes triton (Six-spotted Fishing Spider) - Ventral Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Dolomedes triton (Six-spotted Fishing Spider) - Eyes Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Dolomedes tenebrosus (Dark Fishing Spider) - Female - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Dolomedes tenebrosus (Dark Fishing Spider) - Female - Lateral Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Cheiracanthium mildei (Long-legged Sac Spider) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Cheiracanthium mildei (Long-legged Sac Spider) - Female - Dorsal,Gravid Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Cheiracanthium mildei (Long-legged Sac Spider) - Female - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Cheiracanthium mildei (Long-legged Sac Spider) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Castianeira longipalpa - Dorsal,Spiderlings Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Argiope trifasciata (Banded Garden Spider) - Female - Ventral,Webs Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Argiope aurantia (Black and Yellow Garden Spider) - Female - Dorsal,Webs Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Argiope aurantia (Black and Yellow Garden Spider) - Female - Dorsal,Webs Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Argiope aurantia (Black and Yellow Garden Spider) - Dorsal,Gravid Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Argiope aurantia (Black and Yellow Garden Spider) - Dorsal,Webs Enlarge picture icon