Kentucky Spiders: There are a few common
spiders you can find in Kentucky and they are
the Wolf Spider, Funnel Web Spider,
Fishing Spider, Jumping Spiders, Crab Spiders,
Black Widow, and Brown Recluse Spiders
to name a few.
are the most common
spiders you can find in Kentucky. They robust
and agile hunters with good eyesight. They live
mostly solitary lives and hunt alone. Some are
opportunistic wanderer hunters, pouncing upon
prey as they find it or chasing it over short
distances. Others lie in wait for passing prey,
often from or near the mouth of a burrow. Wolf
spiders will inject
freely if continually provoked.
or grass spiders resemble wolf
spiders but have a pair of long, distinctive
silk spinning tubes at the rear of the abdomen.
They build a horizontal, sheet-like web that has
a funnel shaped retreat. These webs are most
obvious when covered with dew in the morning.
The spiders live in shrubbery, grass, under
rocks or in debris and seldom come indoors.
active hunters, and are among the
largest spiders in the eastern United States.
They prefer moist habitats, such as around
streams or other bodies of water, but may be
found in basements or other damp parts of
do not construct webs, but actively hunt prey
during the day, pouncing on their luckless
victims. These spiders are often found under
stones or debris.
The Crab Spiders
have two long front pairs of legs. They wait in
ambush for insect prey on plants, flowers, tree
trunks or soil litter. They rarely enter
buildings and do not persist indoors.
The Black Widow
Spider have a
venomous bite that can be very painful or life
threatening. They have are black with a red to
orange mark on their abdomen, usually in the
shape of an hourglass. Their webs are
usually found in dark, undisturbed places.
Indoors, these spiders are often found in boxes,
among papers, in folds of clothing, and in
bedrooms, bathrooms, cellars, and attics. They
tend to prefer dry locations that remain
undisturbed, such as closets, attics, and
garages. Outdoors, the spiders are found under
rocks, logs, or loose bark in relatively dry
areas, such as under rock ledges. Recluse
spiders are not aggressive and bite only when
forced into intimate contact with human skin.
Bites often occur when spiders are trapped in
clothing or bedding.
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