SPIDERS ON THE WEB
(and other Arachnids)

of Orange County, California
and nearby places

Photographed and compiled by Peter J. Bryant (pjbryant@uci.edu) Department of Developmental and Cell Biology, 
University of California, Irvine, CA 92717, Ron Hemberger and Lenny Vincent.
Yellow background, exotic to California and/or North America.
See also World Spider Catalog and Conspicuous Spiders of Orange County, California
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Agelenidae: Grass spiders

Funnel Weaver,
Agelenopsis sp.


Funnel Weaver,
Hololena santana

Funnel Weaver,
Hololena sp.

Barn Funnel Weaver Spider,
Tegenaria domestica

Funnel Weaver,
Agelinidae
Amphinectidae Anyphaenidae - Ghost Spiders

Metaltella simoni

Anyphaena californica

Anyphaena pacifica

Hibana incursa
 
Araneidae: Orb weavers

Six-spotted Orb Weaver, Araniella displicata

Araneus detrimentosus

Tree spider,
Araneus gemma

Araneus montereyensis

Silver argiope,
Argiope argentata

Black and yellow argiope,
Argiope aurantia

Banded argiope,
Argiope trifasciata

Orb Weaver, Cyclosa conica

Cyclosa turbinata

Eriophora edax

Eustala californiensis

Eustala sp.

Larinia directa

Bridge Spider,
Larinioides scolpetarius

Bolas spider,
Mastophora cornigera

Metazygia zilloides

Metepeira crassipes

Metepeira foxi

Metepeira sp.

Metepeira sp.

Metepeira sp.

Arabesque Orbweaver,
Neoscona arabesca (?)

Spotted Orbweaver, Neoscona crucifera

Western Spotted Orb weaver,
Neoscona oaxacensis

Zygiella x-notata
Corinnidae: Antmimics and Ground Sac Spiders

Ant Mimic Spider,
Castianeira athena

Ant Mimic Spider,
Castianeira occidens

Ant Mimic Spider,
Castianeira thalia

Sac Spider,
Meriola californicus

Sac Spider,
Trachelas pacificus
Ctenizidae: Trapdoor spiders Desidae:
House spiders
Dictynidae: Mesh Web Weavers Dysderidae:
Cell Spiders

California Trapdoor Spider, Bothriocyrtum californicum

Gray House Spider,
Badumna longinqua

Mesh Web Weaver, Dictyna calcarata

Mesh Web Weaver,
Dictynidae

Woodlouse Spider, Dysdera crocata
Gnaphosidae: Sac spiders

Ground Spider, Callilepis (eremella or gosoga)

Ground Spider,
Cesonia trivittata

Ground Spider,
Drassyllus insularis

Stealthy Ground Spider,
Herpyllus propinquus


Micaria pasadena

Mouse spider,
Scotophaeus blackwalli

Sergiolus montanus

Urozelotes rusticus

Zelotes funestus

Ground spider, Zelotus gynethus

Gnaphosid spider
       
Linyphiidae: Dwarf and Sheetweb Weavers    

Bowl and Doily Spider,
Frontinella communis

Sheet Web Spider,
Neriene digna

Sierra Dome Spider,
Neriene litigiosa
   
Lycosidae: Wolf spiders

Wolf Spider, Alopecosa kochii

Arctosa sp.

Giant Wolf Spider, Hogna (carolinensis?)

Thin-legged Wolf Spider,
Pardosa atromedia


Thin-legged Shore Spider,
Pardosa milvina

Thin-legged Wolf Spider,
Pardosa steva

Thin-legged Wolf Spider,
Pardosa sp

Wolf Spider,
Schizocosa mccooki

Wolf Spider

Wolf Spider
Mimetidae: Pirate spiders      

Pirate spider, Mimetus hesperus

Reo eutypus
     
Miturgidae: Prowling spiders Oecobiidae: Disc Web Spiders

Long-legged Sac Spider,
Cheiracanthium inclusum

Long-legged Sac Spider,
Cheiracanthium (mildei?)
 
Oecobius navus

Wall Spider,
Oecobius sp.
Oxyopidae: Lynx spiders

Striped Lynx Spider,
Oxyopes salticus

Western Lynx Spider,
Oxyopes scalaris

Lynx Spider,
Oxyopes tridens

Green Lynx Spider,
Peucetia viridans
 
Philodromidae: Running Crab Spiders

Philodromus dispar

Philodromus sp.

Thanatus vulgaris

Thanatus sp.

Tibellus sp.
Pholcidae: Daddy Longlegs spiders Prodidomidae: Long-Spinneret Ground Spiders

Marbled Cellar Spider,
Holocnemus pluchei

Pholcus phalangioides

Psilochorus californiae

Unidentified Pholcid

Long-spinneret Ground Spider, Prodidomus rufus
Salticidae: Jumping spiders

Chalcoscirtus diminutus

Evarcha proszynskii

Habronattus californicus

Habronattus elegans

Habronattus hirsutus

Habronattus oregonensis

Habronattus pyrrithrix

Habronattus schlingeri

Habronattus tarsalis

Habronattus sp.

Habronattus sp.

Habronattus sp.

Marpissa robusta

Gray Wall Jumper,
Menemerus bivittatus

Messua limbata

Metacyrba taeniola similis

Mexigonus minutus

Mexigonus morosus

Neon avalonus

Ant Mimicking Spider,
Peckhamia sp.or may be Synageles sp.

Pelegrina aeneola

Pellenes sp.

Phanias concoloratus

Phanias harfordii

Phanias sp.

Phidippus adumbratus

Bold Jumper,
Phidippus audax

Phidippus californicus

Johnson Jumper,
Phidippus johnsoni

Phidippus sp.

Plexippus paykulli

Zebra Spider,
Salticus palpalis

Sassacus vitis

Sitticus dorsatus

Ant-mimicking Spider,
Synageles noxiosus

Thiodina hespera
       
Sparassidae: Giant Crab Spiders   Tengellidae: Wandering spiders

Huntsman Spider,
Heteropoda venatoria


Olios peninsularus
 
Wandering Spider,
Anachemmis sober
 
Tetragnathidae: Long-jawed Orb Weavers    

Tetragnatha nitens

Tetragnatha versicolor

Tetragnatha sp.
   
Theraphosidae: Tarantulas    

Aphonopelma chalcodes

California Ebony Tarantula,
Aphonopelma eutylenum

Aphonopelma iodius
   
Theridiidae: Widows and cobweb weavers

Dew-drop spider,
Argyrodes elevatus

Dew-drop spider,
Argyrodes sp.

Dew-drop spider,
Argyrodes sp.

Red and White Steatoda,
Asagena fulva

Western black widow,
Latrodectus hesperus

Brown widow,
Latrodectus geometricus

Common House Spider,
Parasteatoda tepidariorum

Cobweb spider,
Steatoda borealis?

House spider,
Steatoda grossa


Cobweb spider,
Steatoda triangulosa


Tangle-web Spider,
Theridion melanurum

Long-jawed orb weaver,
Theridion punctipes

Tent Cobweb Weaver,
Tidarren sisyphoides
 
Thomisidae: Crab spiders

Bark Crab Spider,
Bassaniana utahensis

Crab Spider, Diaea livens

Flower Spider,
Mecaphesa californica

Flower Spider, Mecaphesa dubia

Mecaphesa sp.

White-banded Crab spider,
Misumenoides formosipes

Female

White-banded Crab spider,
Misumenoides formosipes

Male

Misumena vatia

Misumenops sp.

Flower Spider, Misumenops sp.

Flower Spider, Misumenops sp.

Flower Spider, Misumenops sp.

Crab Spider, Misumenops sp.

Crab Spider, Misumenops sp.


Flower Spider,
Misumenops sp.

Tmarus sp.

Xysticus californicus

Xysticus montanensis

Xysticus sp.

Xysticus sp.

Xysticus sp.

Xysticus sp.
     
Uloboridae: Hackled orbweavers

Uloborus diversus

Uloborus sp.(?)
     
Ticks American Lyme Disease Foundation

American Dog Tick,
Dermacentor variabilis

Pacific Coast Tick,
Dermacentor occidentalis
(female)

Pacific Coast Tick,
Dermacentor occidentalis
(male)

Western Black-legged Tick,
Ixodes pacificus

Rabbit Tick,
Haemaphysalis leporispalustris
Mites

Whirligig Mite,
Anystis baccarum

Free-living Mite:
Anystidae

Whirligig Mites, Anystidae

Astigmatid Mite

Spider Mite, Balaustium sp.?

Free-living Mite,
Clypeosoma sp.?

Mite,
Erythraeidae

Two-spotted Spider Mite,
Tetranychus urticae
   
Other arachnids

Silvestri's Scorpion,
Paruroctonus silvestrii

Burrowing Scorpion,
Anuroctonus phaiodactylus

Scorpion,
Anuroctonus pococki

Slender Brown Scorpion,
Centruroides gracilis

Scorpion,
Vaejovis puritanus

Sun spider

Pseudoscorpion

Daddy longlegs

Harvestman

Desert Harvestman,
Eurybunus sp.

Learn more! 

Conspicuous Spiders of Orange County: Identification Guide, by Lenny Vincent
Common Names of Arachnids
The demystification of the toxicity of spiders by Ed Nieuwenhuys.
Spiders of Kaweah Oaks Preserve, by Irene Lindsey.
Spiders of the genus Habronattus in California and Baja California by Marshall Hedin, San Diego State University.
Biology 104, The Biology of Insects and Spiders" taught by Dr. Lenny Vincent at Fullerton College.
Brown Recluse Spider (genus Loxosceles, Family Sicariidae) not included at this site because it is not reported from Orange County.

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