Spiders in South Dakota

South Dakota has several species of spiders of which the western black widow and brown recluse are considered the potentially dangerous ones.

Common Spiders: Hobo (Tegenaria agrestis), Yellow Garden (Argiope aurantia)

Largest Spiders: Spiders of the wolf (Lycosidae) family

Spiders in South Dakota Identification Chart

Highly Venomous Spiders

Cobweb (Theridiidae)

  • Western Black Widow (Latrodectus hesperus)


Less Venomous Spiders

Wolf (Lycosidae)

  • Ground Wolf (Trochosa terricola)
  • Arctosa rubicunda

Funnel Weaver (Agelenidae)

Cobweb (Theridiidae)

Orb-weaver (Araneidae)