Spiders in Utah

Utah has about 620 varied spider species, of which approximately 22 of them are unique. Some of the dangerous and deadly spiders that mostly inhabit the northern part of Utah include desert recluse, hobo, black widow, and golden huntsman.

Spiders in Utah Identification Chart

Common Spiders in Utah

Southern Black Widow (Latrodectus mactans)Hobo (Eratigena agrestis)Woodlouse (Dysdera crocata)
Golden Huntsman (Beregama aurea)

Largest Spiders in Utah

Hobo (Eratigena agrestis)Woodlouse (Dysdera crocata)

Highly Venomous Spiders

Sicariidae

Desert Recluse Spider Desert Recluse (Loxosceles deserta) - Did you know there's a spider called the desert recluse? It's brown and is part of the Sicariidae family. People sometimes mix it up with another spider called the brown recluse, but they're different and don't live super close to each other.… Continue Reading >

Brown Recluse Image Brown Recluse Spider (Loxosceles reclusa) - The brown recluse spider is a special spider found mostly in the central and southern parts of the U.S. It's part of a small group of spiders in North America known for having strong venom, along with the Chilean recluse and black widow.… Continue Reading >

Cobweb (Theridiidae)

Southern Black Widow Size Southern Black Widow (Latrodectus mactans) - Did you know there's a spider called the southern black widow? It's mostly found in North America. It has family members like the western black widow and northern black widow, and they look a bit alike.… Continue Reading >

Less Venomous Spiders

Orb-weaver (Araneidae)

Banded Garden Spider Banded Garden (Argiope trifasciata) - The banded garden spider is a common spider with two types: Argiope trifasciata deserticola and Argiope trifasciata kauaiensis. They prefer warm places and usually aren't around in cold winters because they don't like the chill.… Continue Reading >

Western Spotted Orbweaver Western Spotted Orbweaver Spider (Neoscona oaxacensis) - Discover the world of the western spotted orb weaver spider! This fascinating creature belongs to the orb weaver spiders family and calls the Americas its home.… Continue Reading >

  • Two Spotted Orb-weaver (Asagena americana)
  • Cyclosa turbinata

Jumping (Salticidae)

Bold Jumping Spider Picture Bold Jumping (Phidippus audax) - Bold jumping spiders are super cool members of the Salticidae spider family. They get attention for their amazing jumps and colorful looks. Instead of using webs to catch food, they like to sneak up on bugs and jump on them!… Continue Reading >

Spitting (Scytodidae)

  • Scytodes thoracica

Ground (Gnaphosidae)

  • Sergiolus montanus

Cobweb (Theridiidae)

Triangulate Cobweb Spider Triangulate Cobweb (Steatoda triangulosa) - Meet the triangulate cobweb spider from the Steatoda genus! Found in places like North America, New Zealand, and Europe, this little spider has a neat triangular pattern on its back.… Continue Reading >

  • Steatoda grandis

Funnel Weaver (Agelenidae)

Barn Funnel Weaver Spider Barn Funnel Weaver (Tegenaria domestica) - Discover the Barn Funnel Weaving Spider, a spider known by various names worldwide, like the Domestic House Spider in Europe and the Common House Spider in the Pacific Northwest.… Continue Reading >

Crab (Thomisidae)

Female Goldenrod Crab Spider Goldenrod Crab (Misumena vatia) - Goldenrod Crab Spiders are super cool! They can change colors and hang out on flowers, waiting for their food. Instead of making big webs, they use silk for catching food or keeping their eggs safe.… Continue Reading >

  • Utah Crab (Bassaniana utahensis)

Huntsman (Sparassidae)

  • Golden Huntsman (Beregama aurea)

Prowling (Miturgidae)

  • Long-legged Sac (Cheiracanthuim mildei)

Wolf (Lycosidae)

Hogna Antelucana Hogna antelucana - The Hogna antelucana is a special kind of wolf spider found in the USA. People first noticed this spider in Austin, Texas. Like other wolf spiders, it has some cool looks and interesting ways of doing things.… Continue Reading >

South Carolina Wolf Spider Carolina Wolf (Hogna carolinensis) - The Carolina Wolf Spider, native to America, is just one of the many wolf spider species globally. Known for being quick hunters, they prefer the chase over waiting on webs. You'll often spot these speedy spiders during midsummer nights, particularly around June.… Continue Reading >

Hogna coloradensis Size Hogna coloradensis - The Hogna coloradensis, or the Colorado wolf spider, is a special spider that lives in North America's desert areas. It has a cool look and is really good at living in dry places.… Continue Reading >

  • Geolycosa rafaelana
  • Arctosa alpigena