Oklahoma Spiders: Several types of
spiders are common in Oklahoma, where the
climate is ideal for hatching eggs, survival and
growth. Of the six most common types, two carry
venom that can cause serious reactions and two
more are capable of delivering painful but
non-dangerous bites. There are a few common
spiders you can see throughout the state of
Oklahoma. They are the
Brown Recluse Spider,
Western Black Widow, Tarantula, Jumping Spider,
Wolf Spider, and the Garden Spider
to name a few.
are common in Oklahoma.
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.
Western Black Widow
lives outside under fallen branches, under
benches and tables, in the window well of
basement windows, in woodpiles and in structures
such as barns, sheds and garages. The black
widow is a venomous spider, with only the
females biting; males refrain from doing so.
found in Oklahoma
are large, black or brown, hairy, nocturnal and
terrestrial. Their venom is not a threat to
humans but their bites can be painful. Most are
docile, shy and easily tamed. Their primary
method of defense is to kick hairs at attackers,
causing a painful itch.
are found quite
frequently outdoors in Oklahoma. They may jump
several times their length and are very active
hunters, though they pose no threat to humans.
The Wolf Spider
are 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.
Garden Spider 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.
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