Spiders in Michigan

Spiders found in Michigan include 13 unique species from 23 confirmed sightings based on contributions made by Spider ID members. It is important to remember that spiders seen in Michigan 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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13 Species Found in Michigan

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

Picture of Herpyllus ecclesiasticus (Eastern Parson Spider) - Lateral Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Herpyllus ecclesiasticus (Eastern Parson Spider) Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Amaurobius ferox (Black Lace-Weaver) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Tigrosa helluo - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Neoscona crucifera (Hentz Orb-weaver) - Female - 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 - Eyes Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Misumena vatia (Golden-rod Crab Spider) - Female - Dorsal,With Prey Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Misumena vatia (Golden-rod Crab Spider) - Female - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Latrodectus mactans (Southern Black Widow) - Female - Gravid,Lateral,With Prey Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Phidippus audax (Bold Jumper) - Male - Eyes Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Phidippus audax (Bold Jumper) - Female - Eyes Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Pholcus phalangioides (Long-bodied Cellar Spider) - Male - Dorsal,Webs Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Pholcus phalangioides (Long-bodied Cellar Spider) - Female - Egg Sacs,Lateral Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Pholcus phalangioides (Long-bodied Cellar Spider) - Female - Lateral Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Dolomedes triton (Six-spotted Fishing Spider) - Male - Lateral Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Dolomedes triton (Six-spotted Fishing Spider) - Dorsal,Eyes Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Dolomedes tenebrosus (Dark Fishing Spider) - Female - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Argiope trifasciata (Banded Garden Spider) - Female - Dorsal,Webs Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Argiope aurantia (Black and Yellow Garden Spider) - Dorsal,Gravid,Webs Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Argiope aurantia (Black and Yellow Garden Spider) - Egg Sacs Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Agelenopsis spp. (Grass Spiders) - Female - Eyes,Webs Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Agelenopsis spp. (Grass Spiders) - Female - Eyes,Webs Enlarge picture icon