Spiders in West Virginia

Spiders found in West Virginia include 15 unique species from 60 confirmed sightings based on contributions made by Spider ID members. It is important to remember that spiders seen in West 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.


15 Species Found in West Virginia

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

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Picture of Castianeira spp. - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Trochosa sepulchralis - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Tigrosa aspersa - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Platycryptus undatus (Tan Jumping Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Dolomedes tenebrosus (Dark Fishing Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Tigrosa helluo - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Pisaurina mira (Nursery Web Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Pisaurina mira (Nursery Web Spider) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Leucauge venusta (Orchard Orb-weaver) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Larinioides spp. (Furrow Spiders) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Pisaurina mira (Nursery Web Spider) - Male - Ventral Enlarge Picture
Picture of Tigrosa helluo - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Larinioides cornutus (Furrow Orb-weaver) - Lateral Enlarge Picture
Picture of Larinioides cornutus (Furrow Orb-weaver) - Female - Ventral,Webs Enlarge Picture
Picture of Steatoda spp. (False Widows) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Larinioides cornutus (Furrow Orb-weaver) - Dorsal,Webs Enlarge Picture
Picture of Hibana spp. - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Agelenopsis spp. (Grass Spiders) - Male,Female - Lateral,Webs Enlarge Picture
Picture of Dolomedes tenebrosus (Dark Fishing Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Herpyllus ecclesiasticus (Eastern Parson Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Dolomedes spp. (Fishing Spiders) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Steatoda triangulosa (Triangulate Cobweb Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Argiope aurantia (Black and Yellow Garden Spider) - Egg sacs Enlarge Picture
Picture of Argiope aurantia (Black and Yellow Garden Spider) - Egg sacs Enlarge Picture
Picture of Cheiracanthium mildei (Long-legged Sac Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Steatoda triangulosa (Triangulate Cobweb Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Amaurobius ferox (Black Lace-Weaver) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Lycosidae (Wolf Spiders) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture