Top 10 Spiders In New Mexico
Brown Widow :The brown widow, Latrodectus geometricus, is one of the more poisonous spiders in New Mexico. It goes by many other names, including the brown button spider, grey widow.
Desert Red Jumping Spider:The desert red jumping spider, Phidippus ardens, belongs to the jumping spider family Salticidae. It is widely distributed throughout the United States and Mexico.
Geolycosa Missouriensis:Geolycosa missouriensis’s name translates roughly to the “Missouri burrowing wolf spider.” It belongs to the genus Geolycosa, or burrowing wolf spiders, in the family Lycosidae.
Chiricahuan Grey Tarantula:The Chiricahuan grey tarantula, Aphonopelma gabeli, is the second tarantula to make our list of spiders in New Mexico.
Tucson Bronze Tarantula:Tucson bronze tarantulas can grow between 3 and 5 inches long with their legs extended. Generally, females tend to measure larger than males.
Southern House Spider:Southern house spiders build radial-style, non-sticky webs that they use to ensnare prey. They are not known to be aggressive, and they pose little danger to humans.
Golden Silk Orb Weaver:This is because it also goes by the name banana spider, so it often gets confused with the venomous Brazilian banana spider.
Texas Orb Weaver: It is the second member of the family Araneidae to make our list of spiders in New Mexico. You can find it throughout the southwestern United States.
Western Parson Spider:The western parson spider, Herpyllus propinquss, belongs to the ground spider family Gnaphosidae. It ranges throughout the western United States as well as parts of Canada and Mexico.
Giant Crab Spider: It is one of the largest spiders in New Mexico and also ranges throughout much of the western United States and Mexico.