Spiders in Newfoundland

One can find only a handful of spiders in Newfoundland, usually species of orb weavers, wolf spiders, and jumping spiders.

Spiders in Newfoundland

Spiders in Newfoundland Identification Chart

Most Venomous Spiders

The bite from a sand bear wolf spider can be pretty painful, though its venom is not fatal to humans.

Less Venomous Spiders

Long-jawed Orb-weaver Spiders

  • Cave Orb-weaver Spider (Meta ovalis)

Orb-weaver Spiders

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 >

Wolf Spiders

  • Sand Bear Wolf Spider (Arctosa perita)

Jumping Spider

Bold Jumping Spider Picture Bold Jumping (Phidippus audax) - Bold jumping spiders are super cool members of the Salticidae spider family. They get attention for their amazing jumps and colorful looks. Instead of using webs to catch food, they like to sneak up on bugs and jump on them!… Continue Reading >

  • Bronze Jumper Spider (Eris militaris)