8268 thumb Spiders of Missouri

The Spiders included in this guide are ones that, based on my experience, are likely to be encountered in our area. Most of these are also common throughout the eastern U.S.

I am limiting this guide to about 50 species, so that the number of images would be easier to scroll through to ...more ↓

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Orchard Orbweaver 1
Leucauge venusta
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Spined Micrathena 2
Micrathena gracilis
Small
Rabid Wolf Spider 3
Rabidosa rabida
Small
Humped Trashline Orbweaver 3
Cyclosa turbinata
Small
Yellow Garden Spider 4
Argiope aurantia
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garden ghost spider 5
Hibana gracilis
Small
Starbellied Orbweaver 6
Acanthepeira stellata
Small
Grass Spiders 7
Agelenopsis
Small
Green-legged Orbweaver 8
Mangora maculata
Small
Labyrinth Orbweaver 3
Metepeira labyrinthea
Small
Tuft-legged Orbweaver 9
Mangora placida
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Spotted Orbweaver 10
Neoscona crucifera
Small
Arrowhead Orbweaver 8
Verrucosa arenata
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Woodlouse Spider 12
Dysdera crocata
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Eastern Parson Spider 13
Herpyllus ecclesiasticus
Small
Shore Spider 3
Pardosa milvina
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Dotted Wolf Spider 15
Rabidosa punctulata
Small
Striped Lynx Spider 18
Oxyopes salticus
Small
Openfield Orbweaver 19
Araneus pratensis
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Sylvana Jumping Spider 20
Colonus sylvanus
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Dark Fishing Spider 21
Dolomedes tenebrosus
Small
Bold Jumper 24
Phidippus audax
Small
Brilliant Jumper 25
Phidippus clarus
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Putnam's Jumper 20
Phidippus putnami
Small
Brown Recluse 26
Loxosceles reclusa
Small
Common House Spider 28
Parasteatoda tepidariorum
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white-banded crab spider 5
Misumenoides formosipes
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American Green Crab Spider 8
Misumessus oblongus
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Northern Crab Spider 5
Mecaphesa asperata

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