Spiders in Georgia

Georgia has about 50 distinct spider species belonging to the cobweb, crevice weaver, orb-weaver, jumping, and nursery web family. The most dangerous among them are the widow and recluse spiders since they are known for their poisonous bites, causing harm to humans.

Common spiders: Brown Widow (Latrodectus geometricus), Yellow Garden (Argiope aurantia), Bold Jumper (Phidippus audax), Six-spotted Fishing (Dolomedes triton), Triangulate Cobweb (Steatoda triangulosa), Southern House (Kukulcania hibernalis)

Largest spiders: Wolf (Lycosidae), and Fishing (Dolomedes) family

Spiders in Georgia Identification Chart

Highly Venomous Spiders

Cobweb (Theridiidae)


Less Venomous Spiders

Orb-weaver (Araneidae)

Jumping (Salticidae)


Nursery Web (Pisauridae)

Crab (Thomisidae)

Wandering (Ctenidae)

Cobweb (Theridiidae)

Lynx (Oxyopidae)


Ground (Gnaphosidae)

  • Cesonia bilineata
  • Sergiolus capulatus

Philodromid Crab (Philodromidae)

  • Thanatus formicinus

Wolf (Lycosidae)

Crevice Weaver (Filistatidae)

  • Southern House (Kukulcania hibernalis)


  • Hacklemesh Weaver (Metaltella simoni)

Spitting (Scytodidae)

  • Scytodes longipes

Huntsman (Sparassidae)

Cellar (Pholcidae)