Spiders in Texas

Spiders found in Texas include 15 unique species from 42 confirmed sightings based on contributions made by Spider ID members. It is important to remember that spiders seen in Texas 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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15 Species Found in Texas

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

Picture of Gnaphosidae (Stealthy Ground Spiders) - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Steatoda spp. - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of unidentified spider Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Hogna spp. - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of unidentified spider Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Metaltella simoni (Hacklemesh Weaver) - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Metaltella simoni (Hacklemesh Weaver) - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Gasteracantha cancriformis (Spiny-backed Orb-weaver) - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Lycosidae (Wolf Spiders) Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Lycosidae (Wolf Spiders) - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Eutichuridae (Prowling Spiders) - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Theridiidae (Cobweb Weavers) - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Leucauge venusta (Orchard Orb-weaver) Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Argiope spp. (Garden Orb-weavers) - Female Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Sparassidae (Giant Crab Spiders) - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of unidentified spider - Male - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Neoscona crucifera (Hentz Orb-weaver) - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Argiope aurantia (Black and Yellow Garden Spider) - Female - Dorsal,Webs Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Phidippus audax (Bold Jumper) - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Lycosidae (Wolf Spiders) - Lateral Enlarge picture icon
Picture of unidentified spider Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Platycryptus undatus (Tan Jumping Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Hogna carolinensis (Carolina Wolf Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of unidentified spider Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Araneidae (Orb-weavers) - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Gasteracantha cancriformis (Spiny-backed Orb-weaver) - Female - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Micrathena sagittata (Arrow-shaped Micrathena) - Female - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Menemerus bivittatus (Gray Wall Jumper) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Menemerus bivittatus (Gray Wall Jumper) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Menemerus bivittatus (Gray Wall Jumper) - Female - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Loxosceles devia (Texas Recluse) - Female - Dorsal,Eyes Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Loxosceles devia (Texas Recluse) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Loxosceles devia (Texas Recluse) - Male - Eyes Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Latrodectus mactans (Southern Black Widow) - Female - Ventral 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 Peucetia viridans (Green Lynx Spider) - Female - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Phidippus audax (Bold Jumper) - Female - Eyes Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Argiope trifasciata (Banded Garden Spider) - Female - Ventral,Webs Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Argiope trifasciata (Banded Garden Spider) - Female - Dorsal 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) - Egg Sacs,Ventral Enlarge picture icon