New York Spiders: Of the 40,000 known
species of spiders, hundreds of these species
inhabit the state of New York. There are a few
common spiders you can see throughout the state
of New York. They are the
American House Spider,
Sheet Web Weaver Spider, Funnel Web Spider,
Black and Yellow Garden Spider, Wolf Spider,
Crab Spider, Cellar Spider, Fishing Spiders,
Daddy Long Leg Spider to name a few.
is, according to the New York State
Conservationist, the most common species of
cobweb spider found in New York homes. This
spider builds its web wherever food is most
plentiful. It typically hangs upside-down in its
haphazardly constructed web in corners, doorways
and under furniture in your home, or outside
between rocks or fence posts.
The Sheet Web Weaver
Spider is one
of the most plentiful spider populations in New
York. True to its name, the sheet web weaver
builds a lacy, sheet-like web among trees and
Spider hangs out in garages, yards, fences and other
spots. These spiders construct a flat web with a
funnel shaped "house" on one end. Once prey
makes it way into the web, the funnel-weaver
comes out and attacks. They are most active
during the nighttime hours.
The Black and
is one of the largest, most conspicuous spiders
in New York. It is almost always found living
outdoors in huge, octagonal, "classically
constructed" webs, hung among trees, high
vegetation or even on your deck or front porch.
is one skilled
hunter. 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.
is a hunter. It does not build a web, but
instead spends its time lurking on flowers and
vegetation, waiting for butterflies, bees or
other insects to wander into its vicinity, at
which time it strikes, quickly paralyzing its
prey with deadly venom. Interestingly, the crab
spider is quite the chameleon, possessing the
ability to change its color to match the flower
on which it lurks.
will gladly inhabit the dark corners of your
cellar or basement, where it hangs upside-down
in its messy, haphazardly constructed web.
is the only spiders in New York 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.
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 New York tend to be brown or black
and no more than a couple of inches in length.
Daddy Long Leg Spider
can be seen through out New York. Most toilets
and basements of our homes are inhabited by
these spiders. They prefer warmer climates thus
finding shelter in the warmth of our homes.
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