Pennsylvania Spiders: Several types of
spiders are common in Pennsylvania. Black Widows
can be found native in Pennsylvania, while the
brown recluse spiders must be introduced and
cannot survive in Pennsylvania's climate unless
they remain in heated structures. Many spiders
indigenous to Pennsylvania will come into homes,
mostly during the autumn/winter seasons. There
are a few common spiders you can see throughout
the state of Pennsylvania. They are the
Southern Black Widow, Grass Spider,
Barn Funnel Weaver Spider, Yellow Garden Spider,
Banded Garden Spider, Cross Orb Weaver, Wolf
Spider, and the Long bodied Cellar
Spider to name a few.
Black Widow Spider
are common in Pennsylvania. Black Widows can be
found under stones, in stumps or woodpiles, in
vacant rodent holes, in the dark corners of
barns and garages, and in outdoor privies and
other undisturbed cavities. Their webs are
skimpy and disorganized.
is very common in
Pennsylvania and can be recognized by the large,
somewhat concave, mostly horizontal, sheet-like
web with a funnel or tunnel located off to one
can be found most notably in sheds and barns,
around and in the crevices of doors, as well as
in the cracks of rock faces and under rocks and
boards. These spiders have been reported to live
for as long as seven years, producing upwards of
nine egg sacs.
Yellow Garden Spider
are some of the largest and showiest of the
spiders commonly encountered in Pennsylvania.
They are seen in gardens, tall weeds, and sunny
areas with bushes and other supporting structure
on which they build their large orb webs.
Banded Garden Spider
are not as commonly encountered in Pennsylvania
but they do inhabit similar locations. The
spider adults can be found from mid to late
summer through the first freeze. Egg cocoons are
deposited in early fall and consist of several
hundred eggs. The immature spiders emerge the
The Cross Orb
commonly encountered next to buildings with
exterior lighting. Even occurring in lighted
stairwells of structures in more rural settings.
It is known from Pennsylvania north throughout
New England, throughout Canada, and then south
into Washington and Oregon.
is the most largest and commonly found spider in
Pennsylvania. These spiders build retreats
(holes or tunnels) in the soil, under and
between boards, stones, and firewood. Also under
siding and in similar protected areas. They are
hunting spiders and only come out of hiding
during the night to look for prey.
Long Bodied Cellar Spider
has extremely long legs and is found in many
types of buildings throughout the year. Although
these spiders can develop large populations in
protected locations, they are not known to be in
any way harmful. This spider is commonly found
in cellars, warehouses, garages, caves, and
other dark, quiet, protected spots.
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