Spiders of Arkansas.

Spider Families

Agelenidae--Funnel-Web Spiders

Agelenopsis naevia

No common name
Agelenopsis naevia (Walckenaer)

Agelenopsis sp.

Agelenopsis sp.

Anyphaenidae--Ghost Spiders

Hibana gracilis

Garden Ghost Spider  
Hibana gracilis (Hentz) [=Aysha gracilis (Hentz)]

Araneidae--Typical Orb Weavers

Micrathena gracilis

Spined Micrathena  

Micrathena gracilis (Walckenaer)   

Micrathena sagittata

Arrow-shaped MicrathenaMicrathena sagittata (Walckenaer)


Gasteracantha cancriformis

Crablike Spiny Orbweaver  Gasteracantha cancriformis (Linnaeus) [=Gasteracantha elipsoides (Walckenaer)]

Acanthepeira stellata

Starbellied Orb Weaver Acanthepeira stellata (Walckenaer)


Larinioides cornutus

Furrow Orbweaver Larinioides cornutus (Clerck) [=Nuctenea cornuta (Clerck)]

Verrucosa arenata

Arrowhead SpiderVerrucosa arenata (Walckenaer)

Neoscona crucifera

No Common Name
Neoscona crucifera (Lucas)

Black and Yellow Argiope or Black and Yellow Garden Spider Argiope aurantia Lucas
Left image of juvenile on characteristic stabilimentum. Right image of adult female.

Argiope aurantia

Corinnidae--Antmimics and Ground Sac Spiders

Castianera amoena

No Common Name
Castianera amoena (L. Koch)

Twobanded Antmimic 
Castianeira cingulata (C. L. Koch)

Castianeira cingulata

Ctenidae--Wandering Spiders

Ctenus hibernalis

No Common Name 
Ctenus hibernalis Hentz 

Ctenizidae--Trapdoor Spiders

Ummidia audouini

Common Trapdoor SpiderUmmidia audouini (Lucas) 

Gnaphosidae--Ground Spiders

Sergiolus capulatus

No Common Name 
Sergiolus capulatus (Walckenaer) [=Poecilochroa variegatus (Hentz)] 

Linyphiidae--Dwarf and Sheetweb Weavers

Frontinella communis

Bowl and Doily Spider Frontinella communis (Hentz)[=Frontinella pyramitela (Walckenaer)] 


Hogna carolinensis

Carolina Wolf Spider 
Hogna carolinensis (Walckenaer) [=Lycosa carolinensis Walckenaer] 

Gladicosa gulosa

Gladicosa gulosa (Walckenaer) [=Lycosa gulosa Walckenaer ]


Rabidosa rabida

Rabid Wolf Spider Rabidosa rabida (Walckenaer) [=Lycosa rabida Walckenaer]
Pictured at top left with egg sac.


Geolycosa sp.  

Geolycosa sp.


Lyssomanes viridis

Magnolia Green Jumper Lyssomanes viridis (Walckenaer) 


Nephila clavipes

Golden Silk Orbweaver  

Nephila clavipes (Linnaeus) 

Oxyopidae--Lynx Spiders

Peucetia viridans

Green Lynx Spider   

Peucetia viridans (Hentz)

Philodromidae--Running Crab Spiders

Tibellus duttoni

No Common Name
Tibellus duttoni (Hentz) 

 Most likely Philodromus sp.

Philodromus sp.

Pisauridae--Nursery-Web Spiders

Dolomedes sexpunctatus

Fishing Spider Dolomedes sexpunctatus (Hentz) [= (Walckenaer)] 

Dolomedes tenebrosus

No Common Name 
Dolomedes tenebrosus Hentz 

Pisaurina mira

Nursery Web Spider 
Pisaurina mira (Walckenaer) 

No Common Name 
Pisaurina undulata (Keyserling)[=Pelopatis undulata (Keyserling)] 

Pisaurina undulata

Salticidae--Jumping Spiders

Peckhamia picata

Ant Mimic Spider Peckhamia picata (Hentz) 

Phidippus johnsoni

Johnson Jumper Phidippus johnsoni Peckham & Peckham

Phidippus mystaceus

Phidippus mystaceus (Hentz)


Phidippus whitmanii

Jumping Spider  

Phidippus whitmanii Peckham & Peckham

Anasaitis canosa

Twinflagged Jumping Spider Anasaitis canosa (Walckenaer) [=Corythalia aurata (Hentz)]


Habronattus viridipes

No Common Name 
Habronattus viridipes (Hentz)

Platycryptus undatus

Jumping Spider Platycryptus undatus (De Geer) [=Metacyrba undata (De Geer)]

No Common Name 
Hentzia mitrata (Hentz)


Hentzia mitrata

Scytodidae--Spitting Spiders

Scytodes perfecta

Perfect Spitting Spider
Scytodes perfecta Banks 

Spitting Spider Scytodes thoracica (Latrielle) 

Scytodes thoracica

Sicariidae=Loxoscelidae--Violin Spiders

Loxosceles reclusa

Brown Recluse Loxosceles reclusa Gertsch & Mulaik 

Tetragnathidae--Longjawed Orb Weavers

Leucauge venusta

Orchard SpiderLeucauge venusta (Walckenaer) 

Tetragnatha elongata Walckenaer


Tetragnatha elongata


Aphonopelma hentzi

Texas Brown Tarantula Aphonopelma hentzi (Girard) [=Dugesiella hentzi (Girard)] 

Theridiidae--Cobweb Spiders

Latrodectus mactans

Black Widow Latrodectus mactans (Fabricius) 

Achaearanea tepidariorum

Common House Spider Achaearanea tepidariorum (C. L. Koch) [= Parasteatoda tepidariorum

Steatoda triangulosa

No Common Name  

Steatoda triangulosa (Walckenaer)

Thomisidae--Crab Spiders

Misumena vatia

Goldenrod Crab Spider; Flower Spider Misumena vatia (Clerck) 

Misumenoides formosipes

Whitebanded Crab Spider Misumenoides formosipes (Walckenaer) [= Misumenoides aleatorius (Hentz)] 

Misumenops asperatus

Northern Crab Spider  Misumenops asperatus (Hentz)

Misumenops sp.

Misumenops sp.  


Xysticus elegans

Elegant Crab Spider Xysticus elegans (Keyserling) 

Xysticus ferox

No Common Name 
Xysticus ferox (Hentz) [=Xysticus transervatus (Walckenaer)] 

Xysticus funestus

No Common Name 
Xysticus funestus Keyserling [=Xysticus tumefactus (Walckenaer)] 

Bark Spider   

Bassaniana versicolor (Keyserling)

Bassaniana versicolor

Uloboridae--Hackled Orb Weavers

Uloborus glomosus

Featherlegged Orbweaver Uloborus glomosus (Walckenaer) 


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