Missouri Spiders: More than 300 different
species of spiders inhabit the state of
Missouri. There are quite a few common spiders
you can see through out the Missouri. They are
the Missouri Tarantula, Orb Weave Spider,
Funnel Web Spider, Spotted Fishing Spider,
Wolf Spider, Crab Spider, Jumping
Widow, and the Brown Recluse
Spider to name a few.
the state's largest species and lives in the
south and central glades of the state. Missouri
tarantulas live in dry, rocky burrows and are
can be found throughout Missouri. Orb weavers
all build elaborate webs to ensnare prey,
although different species adjust their webs
according to habitat. Most have yellow or orange
bodies with black or silver markings, and common
species include the Filmy Dome, the Yellow
Garden spider, the White-backed Garden spider,
the Shiny-bellied Orb Weaver, Arboreal Orb
Weavers, the Orchard and the Triangular Orb
build a sheet web several inches above the
ground that funnels downward and can measure up
to three feet in length.
Spotted Fishing Spider
is the only spiders in Missouri to inhabit
water. Living near ponds or creeks, they use
long legs to traverse the surface of the water
and are capable of submerging for several
minutes in order to catch prey.
The Wolf Spider
can be found throughout Missouri. They are often
mistaken for the tarantula. 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.
are medium crab-like
spiders. They walk sideways and backwards to
escape harm. Crab Spiders do not spin webs. They
are experts in camouflage. They are usually
white or yellow in color.
can be found through out parts of the state of
Missouri. The Jumping Spider is not dangerous
but will usually attack if it feels threatened.
The spider is called the jumping spider because
it will leap large distances at times. The
jumping spiders that reside in Nevada tend to be
brown or black and no more than a couple of
inches in length.
The Black Widow
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.
averages 9mm in length with long legs and a
yellow-brown coloration. Males and females are
poisonous, and are often found hiding in dark,
rarely disturbed places both outdoors and
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