Spiders in Massachusetts

Spiders found in Massachusetts include 28 unique species from 84 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.


28 Species Found in Massachusetts

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

Picture of Philodromus spp. - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Tetragnatha viridis - Lateral Enlarge Picture
Picture of Callobius spp. - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Micrathena sagittata (Arrow-shaped Micrathena) - Female - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Coras spp. (Funnel Web Spiders) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Pityohyphantes spp. (Hammock Spiders) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of unidentified spider Enlarge Picture
Picture of Steatoda spp. (False Widows) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Trochosa spp. - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Dolomedes triton (Six-spotted Fishing Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Amaurobius ferox (Black Lace-Weaver) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Dysdera crocata (Woodlouse Hunter) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Coras spp. (Funnel Web Spiders) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Gladicosa gulosa - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Amaurobius spp. - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Pholcus spp. Enlarge Picture
Picture of Gnaphosidae (Stealthy Ground Spiders) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Coras spp. (Funnel Web Spiders) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Tetragnatha viridis - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Phidippus audax (Bold Jumper) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Tetragnatha viridis - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Coras spp. (Funnel Web Spiders) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Latrodectus variolus (Northern Black Widow) - Female - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Latrodectus variolus (Northern Black Widow) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Cheiracanthium inclusum (Agrarian Sac Spider) - Male - Eyes Enlarge Picture
Picture of Cheiracanthium inclusum (Agrarian Sac Spider) - Female - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Agelenopsis potteri - Female - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Neoscona crucifera (Hentz Orb-weaver) - Female - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Misumenoides formosipes (White-banded Crab Spider) - Female - Eyes Enlarge Picture
Picture of Misumenoides formosipes (White-banded Crab Spider) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Misumena vatia (Golden-rod Crab Spider) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Misumena vatia (Golden-rod Crab Spider) - Female - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Leucauge venusta (Orchard Orb-weaver) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Phidippus audax (Bold Jumper) - Female - Eyes Enlarge Picture
Picture of Phidippus audax (Bold Jumper) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Phidippus audax (Bold Jumper) - Female - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Phidippus audax (Bold Jumper) - Female - Dorsal,Gravid Enlarge Picture
Picture of Phidippus audax (Bold Jumper) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Phidippus audax (Bold Jumper) - Female - Eyes,Prey Enlarge Picture
Picture of Pisaurina mira (Nursery Web Spider) - Female - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Pisaurina mira (Nursery Web Spider) - Female - Dorsal,Gravid Enlarge Picture
Picture of Pisaurina mira (Nursery Web Spider) - Female - Gravid,Lateral Enlarge Picture
Picture of Pisaurina mira (Nursery Web Spider) - Female - Dorsal,Prey Enlarge Picture
Picture of Platycryptus undatus (Tan Jumping Spider) - Female - Egg Sacs,Eyes Enlarge Picture
Picture of Platycryptus undatus (Tan Jumping Spider) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Scytodes thoracica - Female - Gravid,Lateral Enlarge Picture
Picture of Trachelas tranquillus (Broad-faced Sac Spider) - Female - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Trachelas tranquillus (Broad-faced Sac Spider) - Female - Lateral Enlarge Picture
Picture of Araneus marmoreus (Marbled Orb-weaver) - Female - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Herpyllus ecclesiasticus (Eastern Parson Spider) - Female - Dorsal,Gravid Enlarge Picture