Spiders in New Hampshire

There are about 36 spider species in New Hampshire belonging to famous families like the cobweb, cellar, orb-weaver, and huntsman. The potentially harmful spiders found in New Hampshire include the brown recluse, broad-faced sac, and the black widow

Common spiders: American House (‎Parasteatoda tepidariorum), Goldenrod Crab (Misumena vatia), Parson (Herpyllus ecclesiasticus), Banded Garden (Argiope trifasciata), Labyrinthine Orb Weaver (‎Metepeira labyrinthia), Woodlouse (Dysdera crocata), Bold Jumper (Phidippus audax), Carolina Wolf (Hogna carolinensis)

Largest spider: Carolina Wolf (Hogna carolinensis)

Spiders in New Hampshire Identification Chart

Highly Venomous Spiders


Cobweb (Theridiidae)

Wolf (Lycosidae)

  • Carolina Wolf (Hogna carolinensis)
  • Gladicosa gulosa

Less Venomous Spiders

Orb-weaver (Araneids)

Nursery Web (Pisauridae)

Jumping (Salticidae)

Ground (Gnaphosidae)

  • Eastern Parson (Herpyllus ecclesiasticus)

Anyphaenidae Sac

  • Garden Ghost (Hibana gracilis)

Cribellate Orb-weaver (Uloboridae)

  • Triangle Weaver (Hyptiotes cavatus)

Cobweb (Theridiidae)

Crab (Thomisidae)

  • Tmarus angulatus


Cellar (Pholcidae)