Top 10 Spiders in Mississippi

Carolina Wolf Spider:belongs to the wolf spider family Lycosidae. It is not only the largest of all the wolf spiders in Mississippi but also the largest throughout North America.

Puritan Pirate Spider:belongs to the pirate spider family Mimetidae. It is one of the most unusual spiders in Mississippi in that it predominantly preys on other spiders. 

Mabel Orchard : belongs to the long-jawed orb weaver family Tetragnathidae. You can find these colorful spiders in Mississippi as well as throughout the United States and as far south as Brazil. 

White-Banded Fishing Spider:Dolomedes albineus, is a member of the family Pisauridae. However, it belongs to a different genus, Dolomedes, also known as fishing spiders.

Sylvana Jumping Spider:is a member of the jumping spider family Salticidae. You can find these spiders in Mississippi as well as throughout the eastern United States and as far south as Panama.

Southern Black Widow: is one of the most venomous spiders in Mississippi. A member of the cobweb spider family Theridiidae, the southern black widow ranges throughout North America.

Southern House Spider:is one of the most common spiders in Mississippi. As its name implies, it ranges throughout the southern United States as well as the Caribbean and South America. 

Pantropical Huntsman Spider:is a member of the family Sparassidae. They also go by the name giant crab spiders or cane spiders. While originally native to Asia, Mississippi.

American Nursery:web spider, Pisaurina mira, belongs to the nursery web spider family Pisauridae. You can normally find these spiders in Mississippi in areas with high weeds or shrubs.

Theridula Gonygaster: is the second member of the family Theridiidae to make our list of spiders in Mississippi. This tiny cobweb spider is originally native to the Americas .

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