top 10 spiders in texas
Red House Spider:, Nesticodes rufipes, belongs to the family Theridiidae and is the only member of the genus Nesticodes. It is one of the more common household spiders in Texas.
Hacklemesh Weaver:The hacklemesh weaver, Metaltella simoni, belongs to the family Amaurobiidae. It is not to be mistaken with the more dangerous spider of the same name found in Australia.
Dotted Wolf Spider:belongs to the wolf spider family Lycosidae. You can often find these large spiders in Texas and throughout the eastern and southern United States.
Pantropical Huntsman Spider: belongs to the family Sparassidae. In some regions, it also goes by the name the cane spider and giant crab spider.
Cardinal Jumper:is a member of the jumping spider family Salticidae. You can find these tiny jumping spiders in Texas as well as throughout the eastern United States and Mexico.
Texas Brown Tarantula:Best known as the Texas brown tarantula, it also goes by the name the Oklahoma brown tarantula or Missouri tarantula.
Giant Crab Spider:Olios giganteus, is the second member of the Sparassidae family to make our list of spiders in Texas. You can find it throughout the western United States and parts of Mexico.
Quasi-Social Cobweb Spider: Anelosimus studiosus, belongs to the cobweb spider family Theridiidae. It ranges throughout both North and South America in tropical and temperate regions.
Tropical Orb Weaver:Eriophora ravilla is more commonly known as the tropical orb weaver. It belongs to the orb weaver family Araneidae and ranges throughout much of the Americas .
Texas Recluse: Loxosceles devia, belongs to the recluse spider family Sicariidae. It is one of the most common recluse spiders in Texas and also ranges throughout Mexico.