Spiders in Arkansas

Different venomous and non-venomous spider species belong to the wolf, orb-weaver, Sicariidae, as well as other families, thrives in Arkansas. In fact, at present, there are more than 35 to 40 spider species indigenous to this southern state of the United States.  The most dangerous spiders native to Arkansas include the black widow and brown recluse.

Common spiders: Arkansas Chocolate Tarantula (Aphonopelma baergi), Audouin’s Trapdoor (Ummidia audouini), Bold Jumper (Phidippus audax)

Largest spiders: Arkansas Chocolate tarantula (Aphonopelma baergi), Texas Brown Tarantula (Aphonopelma hentzi).

Spiders in Arkansas Identification Chart

HighlyVenomous Spiders



Less Venomous Spiders

Orb-weaver (Araneidae)

Funnel Weaver (Agelenidae)

Cobweb (Theridiidae)

Nursery Web (Pisauridae)

Lynx (Oxyopidae)

Crab (Thomisidae)

Ground (Gnaphosidae)

Cellar (Phocidae)

Crevice Weaver (Filistatidae)