Top 10 Spiders in Michigan

Triangulate Cobweb Spider:The triangulate cobweb spider, Steatoda triangulosa, is a member of the cobweb spider family Theridiidae. It also goes by the name “the triangulate bud spider.”

 Tiger Wolf Spider:Tigrosa aspersa, or the tiger wolf spider, is a member of the wolf spider family Lycosidae. 

Six-Spotted Fishing Spider:The six-spotted fishing spider, Dolomedes triton, is a member of the nursery web spider family Pisauridae. 

Shamrock Orb Weaver:Adult shamrock orb weavers can grow up to 19 millimeters long, with males measuring smaller than females. 

Northern Crab Spider:Mecaphesa asperata is more commonly known as the northern crab spider. A member of the family Thomisidae, it is one of several crab spiders in Michigan. 

Giant House Spider:This spider is a close relative of the common house spider and one of the more frequently encountered spiders in Michigan.

Furrow Orb Weaver:The furrow orb weaver, Larinioides cornutus, also goes by the name “the foliate spider” due to its intricate markings.

Dimorphic Jumper:The dimorphic jumper, Maevia inclemens, belongs to the jumping spider family Salticidae. 

Brown Recluse:The brown recluse spider, Loxosceles reclusa, is one of the most feared spiders in Michigan. 

Broad-Faced Sac Spider:The broad-faced sac spider, Trachelas tranquillus, is a member of the ground sac spider family Trachelidae.

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