Spiders in Virginia

Spiders found in Virginia include 12 unique species from 26 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.


12 Species Found in Virginia

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

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Picture of Steatoda grossa (False Black Widow) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Steatoda grossa (False Black Widow) - Lateral Enlarge Picture
Picture of Xysticus spp. (Ground Crab Spiders) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Agelenopsis spp. (Grass Spiders) - Male Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Anyphaena spp. - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Herpyllus ecclesiasticus (Eastern Parson Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Pholcus spp. - Lateral Enlarge Picture
Picture of Larinioides cornutus (Furrow Orb-weaver) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of unidentified spider Enlarge Picture
Picture of Parasteatoda tepidariorum (Common House Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of unidentified spider Enlarge Picture
Picture of Salticidae (Jumping Spiders) Enlarge Picture
Picture of Pisaurina mira (Nursery Web Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Dolomedes triton (Six-spotted Fishing Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Neoscona crucifera (Hentz Orb-weaver) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Parasteatoda tepidariorum (Common House Spider) - Ventral Enlarge Picture
Picture of Micrathena sagittata (Arrow-shaped Micrathena) - Dorsal,Webs Enlarge Picture
Picture of Pityohyphantes spp. (Hammock Spiders) - Male - Dorsal,Penultimate Enlarge Picture
Picture of Neoscona crucifera (Hentz Orb-weaver) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Pardosa spp. (Thin-legged Wolf Spiders) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Metepeira labyrinthea (Labyrinth Orb-weaver) - Dorsal,Webs Enlarge Picture
Picture of Metacyrba taeniola - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Dolomedes tenebrosus (Dark Fishing Spider) - Female - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Argiope aurantia (Black and Yellow Garden Spider) - Female - Ventral,Webs Enlarge Picture