Spiders in Wisconsin

Spiders found in Wisconsin include 7 unique species from 14 confirmed sightings based on contributions made by Spider ID members. It is important to remember that spiders seen in Wisconsin 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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7 Species Found in Wisconsin

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

Picture of Araneidae (Orb-weavers) - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Steatoda spp. - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Steatoda spp. - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Leucauge venusta (Orchard Orb-weaver) - Female - Lateral Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Leucauge venusta (Orchard Orb-weaver) - Female - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Platycryptus undatus (Tan Jumping Spider) - Female - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Platycryptus undatus (Tan Jumping Spider) - Female - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Araneus marmoreus (Marbled Orb-weaver) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Araneus marmoreus (Marbled Orb-weaver) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Dolomedes tenebrosus (Dark Fishing Spider) - Female - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Cheiracanthium mildei (Long-legged Sac Spider) - Female - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Argiope trifasciata (Banded Garden Spider) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Agelenopsis potteri - Lateral Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Agelenopsis potteri - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon