Spiders in North Carolina

Spiders found in North Carolina include 12 unique species from 22 confirmed sightings based on contributions made by Spider ID members. It is important to remember that spiders seen in North Carolina 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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12 Species Found in North Carolina

North Carolina Sightings
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22 spider sightings have been made in North Carolina by contributing members. Consider submitting confirmed sightings of your own.

Picture of Larinioides cornutus (Furrow Orb-weaver) - Female - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Gasteracantha cancriformis (Spiny-backed Orb-weaver) - Female - Dorsal,Webs Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Latrodectus variolus (Northern Black Widow) - Female - Dorsal,Gravid Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Neoscona crucifera (Hentz Orb-weaver) - Female - Ventral,Webs Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Neoscona crucifera (Hentz Orb-weaver) - Female - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Leucauge venusta (Orchard Orb-weaver) - Female - Lateral Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Latrodectus mactans (Southern Black Widow) - Female - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Latrodectus mactans (Southern Black Widow) - Female - Ventral Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Kukulcania hibernalis (Southern House Spider) - Webs Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Kukulcania hibernalis (Southern House Spider) - Female - Dorsal,Eyes,Webs Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Pisaurina mira (Nursery Web Spider) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Pisaurina mira (Nursery Web Spider) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Pisaurina mira (Nursery Web Spider) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Pisaurina mira (Nursery Web Spider) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Araneus marmoreus (Marbled Orb-weaver) - Female - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Dolomedes tenebrosus (Dark Fishing Spider) - Female - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Dolomedes tenebrosus (Dark Fishing Spider) - Female - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Argiope aurantia (Black and Yellow Garden Spider) - Female - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Argiope aurantia (Black and Yellow Garden Spider) - Dorsal,Webs Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Argiope aurantia (Black and Yellow Garden Spider) - Dorsal,Webs Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Agelenopsis naevia - Dorsal,Webs Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Agelenopsis naevia - Female - Eyes,Webs Enlarge picture icon