Spiders in Delaware

Spiders belonging to prominent families like orb-weaver, cobweb., and wolf are known to inhabit the state of Delaware. Since it is located near the ocean, water-dwelling species like the fishing spider is known to thrive here. The state has two potentially dangerous spiders namely the brown recluse and black widow.

Common spiders: Species of the Wolf (Lycosidae) and Orb-weaver (Araneidae) family

Largest spiders: Species of the Wolf (Lycosidae) and Fishing (Dolomedes) family

Spiders in Delaware Identification Chart

Highly Venomous Spiders


Cobweb (Theridiidae)

Less Venomous Spiders

Orb-weaver (Araneidae)

Nursery Web (Pisauridae)

Cobweb (Theridiidae)

Wolf (Lycosidae)