Spiders in Virginia

Spiders found in Virginia include 10 unique species from 18 confirmed sightings based on contributions made by Spider ID members. It is important to remember that spiders seen in Virginia 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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10 Species Found in Virginia

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

Picture of Pholcus spp. - Lateral Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Larinioides cornutus (Furrow Orb-weaver) - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of unidentified spider Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Parasteatoda tepidariorum (Common House Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of unidentified spider Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Salticidae (Jumping Spiders) Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Pisaurina mira (Nursery Web Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Dolomedes triton (Six-spotted Fishing Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Neoscona crucifera (Hentz Orb-weaver) - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Parasteatoda tepidariorum (Common House Spider) - Ventral Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Micrathena sagittata (Arrow-shaped Micrathena) - Dorsal,Webs Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Pityohyphantes spp. (Hammock Spiders) - Male - Dorsal,Penultimate Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Neoscona crucifera (Hentz Orb-weaver) - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Pardosa spp. (Thin-legged Wolf Spiders) - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Metepeira labyrinthea (Labyrinth Orb-weaver) - Dorsal,Webs Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Metacyrba taeniola - 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 - Ventral,Webs Enlarge picture icon