Delaware Spiders: There
are a few spider types that can be found
through out the state of Delaware. The most
common spiders you can see are the
Jumping Spider, Crab Spider, Fishing
Orb Weaver Spider,
Household Spider, Ground Spider, Wolf
Spider, and the Daddy Longlegs
Spider to name a few.
are the most common spiders found under stones
and in debris. They stalk and pounce on their
prey rather than use silk to snare it. They are
capable of jumping short (.5 inch) distances,
possess large eyes, and the most common species
are brightly colored. They prefer to live in
forests, shrubs, deserts, and mountains.
are medium crab-like
spiders. They walk sideways and backwards to
escape harm. Crab Spiders do not spin webs. They
are experts in camouflage.
are very large spiders. The Fishing Spider has
excellent vision, and a highly developed sense
of touch. When disturbed near the water, they
may go below the surface, and can remain
motionless for up to 45 minutes. It has the
ability to catch small tadpoles and small fish.
Orb Weave Spider
quite colorful or boldly patterned and are easy
to see because they will often perch in their
webs. These spiders are usually found resting
head downward near the center of their large orb
web. They weave during the night.
Another common spider found in Delaware is the
spiders constructs webs in corners and areas of
little traffic such as basements. They like to
hunt prey along window sills, walls or floors.
are most often found under
rocks or logs where they build silken retreats
and emerge only to hunt. Some species wander
indoors when the weather turns cold. Ground
spiders are harmless to humans.
The Wolf Spider
can be found throughout Delaware. They also are
the largest spiders found in Delaware, are often
mistaken as tarantulas. They may make a silk
lined retreat in soil, under rocks or in other
protected sites. Most are grey or brown and some
are quite large including the giant wolf spider.
Wolf Spiders are common household pest in the
fall when they are looking for a warm place to
overwinter. They are commonly found around
doors, windows, house plants, basements,
garages, and in almost all terrestrial habitats.
The last spider we would like to mention is the
Daddy Longlegs Spider.
are usually found in dark corners of
cellars, crawl spaces, and garages. They prefer
warmer climates thus finding shelter in the
warmth of our homes.
If you don't see your Delaware spider on this
page, please let us know so that we can help you
identify your spider species.
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We have created this page to help you identify
your Delaware Spider Control Problem.