Sun spider


Orange County, CA

Sun spiders are not venomous, since they have no venom glands. They are generally considered beneficial since they feed on ticks, mites and other pest arthropods. There is no need to kill them! If they come in your house and you don't want them there, simply return them to the outdoors, using a dustpan and brush.

© Peter J. Bryant.
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Near the historic bridge on the Ortega Highway in the Cleveland National Forest. © Sam Stewart, Project Manager/Ecologist, BonTerra Consulting
Costa Mesa, CA 92626