Montana has about 9 to 10 species of spiders belonging to a host of different families. Of the poisonous spiders, the black widow is common, though another deadly species, the brown recluse does not thrive here. Certain house spiders of the wolf and jumping family are also indigenous to Montana.
Hobo (Eratigena agrestis)-The Hobo spider is different from the Australian funnel-web, even though they both belong to the funnel-web spider group. With various scientific names like Philoica agrestis and Tegenaria rhaetica, these spiders can be found in Europe, Central Asia, and North America.… Continue Reading >
Hogna frondicola-Hogna frondicola is a type of wolf spider that lives in North America. They have a cool grey stripe right down the middle of their bodies. These spiders are more interesting than you might think!… Continue Reading >