Spiders in Mississippi

Mississippi houses wide different kinds of spiders of varying shapes and sizes. Among the deadly spiders, the southern black widow and brown recluse dwell here.

Common spiders: Hentz Orb-weaver (Neoscona crucifera), Southern Black Widow (Latrodectus mactans), Green Lynx (Peucetia viridans)

Largest spiders: Spiders of the Wolf (Lycosidae) family

Spiders in Mississippi Identification Chart

Highly Venomous Spiders


Cobweb (Theridiidae)

  • Southern Black Widow (Latrodectus mactans)

Less Venomous Spiders

Orb-Weaver (Araneidae)

Nursery Web (Pisauridae)

Jumping (Salticidae)


Wolf (Lycosidae)

Crevice Weaver (Filistatidae)

Pirate (Mimetidae)

  • Mimetus puritanus

Spitting (Scytodidae)

  • Scytodes longipes

Lynx (Oxyopidae)

  • Green Lynx (Peucetia viridans)