Spiders in Washington, D.C.

Spiders found in Washington, D.C. include 7 unique species from 21 confirmed sightings based on contributions made by Spider ID members. It is important to remember that spiders seen in Washington, D.C. 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.


7 Species Found in Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. Sightings
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21 spider sightings have been made in Washington, D.C. by contributing members. Consider submitting confirmed sightings of your own.

Picture of Micrathena sagittata (Arrow-shaped Micrathena) - Female - Ventral,Webs Enlarge Picture
Picture of Micrathena sagittata (Arrow-shaped Micrathena) - Female - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Leucauge venusta (Orchard Orb-weaver) - Female - Ventral,Webs Enlarge Picture
Picture of Leucauge venusta (Orchard Orb-weaver) - Female - Ventral,Webs Enlarge Picture
Picture of Leucauge venusta (Orchard Orb-weaver) - Female - Ventral,Webs Enlarge Picture
Picture of Leucauge venusta (Orchard Orb-weaver) - Ventral,Webs Enlarge Picture
Picture of Leucauge venusta (Orchard Orb-weaver) - Male - Ventral,Webs Enlarge Picture
Picture of Phidippus audax (Bold Jumper) - Male Enlarge Picture
Picture of Phidippus audax (Bold Jumper) - Male - Ventral Enlarge Picture
Picture of Phidippus audax (Bold Jumper) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Phidippus audax (Bold Jumper) - Male Enlarge Picture
Picture of Pholcus phalangioides (Long-bodied Cellar Spider) - Female Enlarge Picture
Picture of Pholcus phalangioides (Long-bodied Cellar Spider) - Female - Eyes Enlarge Picture
Picture of Pholcus phalangioides (Long-bodied Cellar Spider) - Female - Eyes Enlarge Picture
Picture of Platycryptus undatus (Tan Jumping Spider) - Female - Eyes Enlarge Picture
Picture of Platycryptus undatus (Tan Jumping Spider) - Female - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Platycryptus undatus (Tan Jumping Spider) - Female - Eyes Enlarge Picture
Picture of Scytodes thoracica - Female - Ventral Enlarge Picture
Picture of Scytodes thoracica - Female - Eyes Enlarge Picture
Picture of Trachelas tranquillus (Broad-faced Sac Spider) - Female - Ventral Enlarge Picture
Picture of Trachelas tranquillus (Broad-faced Sac Spider) - Female Enlarge Picture