The adult Black Widow (Lactrodectus mactans) female is usually jet black and nearly 1/2” in length. The underside has the infamous bright red hourglass marking. The males are half the size of females and light brown with a yellow hourglass marking. This spider is usually ...

The body of a Brown Recluse (Loxosceles reclusa) varies from a yellowish to a dark brown color, and is covered with short, fine hairs. It also has a dark brown violin or ‘fiddle’ marking on its back. The body of the adult spider varies from ...

The orb weaver spider group is comprised of many species, thus making it difficult to distinguish them from other spider groups. In fact, the orb weaver spider family, Araneidae, is one of the most variable in size and appearance of all the spider families. Yet, ...

Wolf spiders, (family Lycosidae) are robust, ground dwelling spiders. These spiders are various shades of brown, with light and dark brown stripes along their back. These spiders also have excellent eyesight, with eight eyes arranged in three rows. Wolf spiders use their superior eyesight to ...