Spiders in West Virginia

Spiders found in West Virginia include 9 unique species from 16 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.


9 Species Found in West Virginia

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

Picture of Cheiracanthium mildei (Long-legged Sac Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Steatoda triangulosa (Triangulate Cobweb Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Dolomedes tenebrosus (Dark Fishing Spider) Enlarge Picture
Picture of Amaurobius ferox (Black Lace-Weaver) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Dolomedes spp. (Fishing Spiders) Enlarge Picture
Picture of Lycosidae (Wolf Spiders) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Antrodiaetus spp. - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Antrodiaetus spp. - Female - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Salticidae (Jumping Spiders) - Lateral Enlarge Picture
Picture of Parasteatoda tepidariorum (Common House Spider) - Female - Dorsal,Egg Sacs Enlarge Picture
Picture of Tigrosa aspersa - Female - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Tigrosa georgicola - Female - Dorsal,Eyes Enlarge Picture
Picture of Tigrosa georgicola - Male - Eyes Enlarge Picture
Picture of Parasteatoda tepidariorum (Common House Spider) - Female - Lateral Enlarge Picture
Picture of Pisaurina mira (Nursery Web Spider) - Male - Ventral Enlarge Picture
Picture of Argiope aurantia (Black and Yellow Garden Spider) - Female - Dorsal,Lateral,Webs Enlarge Picture