Spiders in Connecticut

Connecticut has over 20 species of spiders with the black widow and brown recluse being the deadliest of the lot.

Common spiders: Southern Black Widow (Latrodectus mactans), Furrow Orb-weaver (Larinioides cornutus), Dark Fishing (Dolomedes tenebrosus)

Largest spider: Dark Fishing (Dolomedes tenebrosus)

Spiders in Connecticut Identification Chart

Highly Venomous Spiders

Cobweb (Theridiidae)


Less Venomous Spiders

Orb-weaver (Araneidae)

Nursery Web (Pisauridae)

Jumping (Salticidae)

Cobweb (Theridiidae)

Funnel Weaver (Agelenidae)


Ground (Gnaphosidae)

Anyphaenidae Sac

  • Garden Ghost (Hibana gracilis)

Wolf (Lycosidae)

  • Tigrosa helluo
  • Ground Wolf (Trochosa terricola)

Crab (Thomisidae)