top 10 spiders in washington
Flower Crab Spider:Misumena vatia, or the flower crab spider, belongs to the crab spider family Thomisidae. It also goes by the name the goldenrod crab spider.
Western Parson Spider: Herpyllus propinquus, belongs to the ground spider family Gnaphosidae. As its name implies, you can find these spiders in Washington and throughout the western United States.
Giant House Spider:The giant house spider is the name used to describe three separate species; Eratigena atrica, E. duellica, and E. saeva.
Hobo Spider:Eratigena agrestis is more commonly known as the hobo spider. It is the second member of the family Agelenidae to make our list of spiders in Washington.
White-Spotted False Widow:Steatoda albomaculata, or the white-spotted false widow, belongs to the cobweb spider family Theridiidae.
Sierra Dome Spider:The sierra dome spider, Neriene litigiosa, belongs to the sheet weaver spider family Linyphiidae. It is widely distributed throughout much of North America, as well as China.
Long-Bodied Cellar Spider:Pholcus phalangioides, or the long-bodied cellar spider, is one of the most well-known spiders in Washington. You may also know it as the daddy long-legs spider.
Grey House Spider:Badumna longinqua, or the grey house spider, is a member of the intertidal spider family Desidae. It is one of the more common spiders in Washington.
Cat-Faced Spider:The cat-faced spider, Araneus gemmoides, is a member of the orb weaver family Araneidae. It also goes by the name the jewel spider and ranges throughout the United States and Canada.
Ground Wolf Spider: Trochosa terricola is one of the smaller wolf spiders in Washington. It belongs to the family Lycosidae and ranges throughout much of the northern United States Canada and Europe.