Spiders in New Brunswick

Owing to the more severe climate of New Brunswick compared to the other provinces, the number of spiders seen here is quite low. Only a handful of spiders, such as orb weavers and fishing spiders, can be found here.

Spiders in New Brunswick

Spiders in New Brunswick Identification Chart

Common Spider in New Brunswick

Cross Orb-weaver Spider

Big Spider in New Brunswick

Dark Fishing Spider

Most Venomous Spiders

The bite of orb-weaver spiders is comparable to a bee or a wasp sting and isn’t deadly unless the person has an allergic reaction.

Less Venomous Spiders

Orb-weaver Spiders

Banded Garden Spider Banded Garden (Argiope trifasciata) - The banded garden spider is a common spider with two types: Argiope trifasciata deserticola and Argiope trifasciata kauaiensis. They prefer warm places and usually aren't around in cold winters because they don't like the chill.… Continue Reading >

European Garden Spider Cross Orb Weaver (Araneus diadematus) - Did you know the Cross Orb Weaver spider comes from Europe and North America? Their legs are super cool because they can spin special round webs.… Continue Reading >

Nursery Web Spiders

Dark Fishing Dark Fishing (Dolomedes tenebrosus) - The Dark Fishing Spider is a special spider from the Pisauridae family. It looks a lot like the striped fishing spider. Here's something wild: after these spiders mate, the male often becomes a meal for the female!… Continue Reading >