Spiders in New Mexico

New Mexico houses a host of spider species belonging to prominent families most of which are visible during August-September. The deadliest among them are those from the black widow and recluse family.

Common spiders: False Black Widow (Steatoda grossa), Yellow Garden (Argiope aurantia), Banded Garden (Argiope trifasciata), Brown Recluse (Loxosceles reclusa), Southern House (Kukulcania hibernalis), Barn Funnel Weaver (Tegenaria domestica)

Largest spiders: Carolina Wolf (Hogna carolinensis), Hobo (Tegenaria agrestis)

Spiders in New Mexico Identification Chart

Highly Venomous Spiders

Cobweb (Theridiidae)


  • Brown Recluse (Loxosceles reclusa)

Tarantula (Theraphosidae)

Less Venomous Spiders

Orb-Weaver (Araneidae)

Jumping (Salticidae)

Crevice Weaver (Filistata)

  • Southern House (Filistata hibernalis)

Wolf (Lycosidae)

  • Carolina Wolf (Hogna carolinensis)
  • Hogna antelucana
  • Hogna coloradensis
  • Alopecosa kochi
  • Geolycosa missouriensis

Crevice Weaver (Filistatidae)

  • Southern House (Kukulcania hibernalis)

Ground (Gnaphosidae)

Funnel Weaver (Agelenidae)

  • Hobo (Tegenaria agrestis)
  • Barn Funnel Weaver (Tegenaria domestica)