Spiders in North Carolina

North Carolina has a large number of spiders belonging to the fishing, jumping, cobweb, and huntsman family. Out of all the species, the brown recluse, and black widow are considered the deadliest.

Common spiders: Southern Black Widow (Latrodectus mactans), Northern Black Widow (Latrodectus variolus), Yellow Garden (Argiope aurantia), Bold Jumper (Phidippus audax)

Largest spiders: Members of the Fishing (Dolomedes) and Wolf (Lycosidae) family

Spiders in North Carolina Identification Chart

Highly Venomous Spiders

Cobweb (Theridiidae)


Less Venomous Spiders

Orb-weaver (Araneidae)

Jumping (Salticidae)

Cellar (Pholcidae)

Nursery Web (Pisauridae)

Wolf (Lycosidae)

Cobweb (Theridiidae)


Funnel Weaver (Agelenidae)

Huntsman (Sparassidae)