Top 10 Spiders Found in Iowa

Giant Lichen Orb Weaver:is the second member of the Araneidae family to make our list of 10 spiders in Iowa. You can find these massive orb weavers throughout the central and eastern United States.

Carolina Wolf Spider:is one of the largest (if not the largest) spiders in Iowa. It is a member of the wolf spider family Lycosidae and is widely distributed throughout North America. 

Common House Spider:is one of the most common spiders in Iowa. Also known as the American house spider, it belongs to the family Theridiidae and is widely distributed throughout much of the world. 

Barn Funnel Weaver: It’s one of the most common spiders in Iowa and is also widely distributed throughout Europe, North Africa, and Central Asia. In Europe, it goes by the name domestic house spider.

Tuft-Legged Orb Weaver: belongs to the orb weaver family Araneidae. You can find these hairy-legged spiders in Iowa as well as throughout much of the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

Yellow Garden Spider:is a common sight in Iowa gardens. It is a member of the orb weaver family Areneidae and its range extends from Canada to Costa Rica. 

Dark Fishing Spider:is one of the most misunderstood spiders in Iowa. This large, hairy spider belongs to the nursery web spider family Pisauridae. It is widely distributed throughout the central.

Woodland Jumping Spider:is one of the smallest yet mightiest spiders in Iowa. It is a member of the jumping spider family Salticidae and is widely distributed throughout the United States, Mexico.

Southern Black Widow: is one of the most venomous spiders in Iowa. A member of the cobweb spider family Theridiidae, it is widely distributed throughout the southern United States as well as Canada.

Red-Spotted Ant Mimic:is a member of the corrinid spider family Corinnidae. It is widely distributed throughout the United States and is often found in shrubs or wooded areas near anthills.

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