Spiders in Kansas

Kansas is home to a wide variety of spiders due to its diverse habitats. The list of dangerous spiders found here includes the black widow and the brown recluse. Those of the yellow sac family, also present in the state are known to be mildly venomous.

Common spiders: Yellow Garden (Argiope aurantia), Black-footed Yellow Sac (Cheiracanthium inclusum)

Largest spiders: Carolina Wolf (Hogna carolinensis), Dark Fishing (Dolomedes tenebrosus)

Spiders in Kansas Identification Chart

Highly Venomous Spiders

Cobweb (Theridiidae)



  • Black-footed Yellow Sac (Cheiracanthium inclusum)

Less Venomous Spiders  

Orb-weaver (Araneidae)

Nursery Web (Pisauridae)

  • Dark Fishing (Dolomedes tenebrosus)

Jumping (Salticidae)

Cobweb (Theridiidae)

Crab (Thomisidae)

Wolf (Lycosidae)


  • Garden Ghost (Hibana gracilis)

Ground (Gnaphosidae)

Prowling (Miturgidae)

  • Long-legged Sac (‎Cheiracanthuim mildei)