Spiders in Saskatchewan

In Saskatchewan, spiders can be found in various habitats. These range from the grassy southern prairies to the lakes and forests found in the northern part of the province. On a wet morning, the ground is often covered with hundreds of dew-covered webs. Jumping spiders are pretty common, with the bold jumping spider observed most frequently.

Common Spiders: Bold Jumping Spider, Red-backed Jumping Spider

Big Spiders: Six-spotted Fishing Spider, Bold Jumping Spider

Dangerous Spider: Western Black Widow Spider

Spiders in Saskatchewan

Most Venomous

Comb-footed Spiders

  • Western Black Widow Spider (Latrodectus hesperus)

Sac Spiders

Ground Spiders

Less Venomous

Jumping Spider

  • Red-backed Jumping Spider (Phidippus johnsoni)
  • Bold Jumping Spider (Phidippus audax)
  • Zebra Jumping Spider (Salticus scenicus)

Orb-weaver Spiders

Nursery Web Spiders

  • Six-spotted Fishing Spider (Dolomedes triton)

Funnel Weaver Spiders

Crab Spiders

Cellar Spiders