Spiders in Alaska

Alaska, having an extremely cold climate throughout the year, houses only six species. The brown recluse or wolf spiders, present in most other states of America do not thrive here. The hobo spider spotted in some parts of this state is considered to be the most venomous of all, though its degree of toxicity on mankind still remains a matter of debate.

Largest spiders: Members of the Fishing (Dolomedes) family

Spiders in Alaska Identification Chart

HighlyVenomous Spiders

This spider has no venomous spiders.

Less Venomous Spiders

Nursery Web (Pisauridae)

Cobweb (Theridiidae)

Hacklemesh Weaver (Amaurobiidae)

  • Callobius pictus

Orb-weaver (Araneidae)