List of spider common names


List of spider common names

This is an incomplete and inauthoritative list of common spider names in the English language.

* "Acanthepeira stellata" Walckenaer (Araneidae) - Starbellied orbweaver
* "Acanthoscurria geniculata" C. L. Koch (Theraphosidae) - Whitebanded tarantula or Brazilian whiteknee tarantula
* "Achaearanea tepidariorum" C. L. Koch (Theridiidae) - Common house spider
* "Agelenopsis" spp. Giebel (Agelenidae) - Grass spiders
* "Aphonopelma anax" Chamberlin (Theraphosidae) - Texas tan tarantula
* "Aphonopelma bicoloratum" Struchen et al. (Theraphosidae) - Mexican bloodleg tarantula
* "Aphonopelma burica" Valerio (Theraphosidae) - Costa Rican chestnutzebra tarantula
* "Aphonopelma chalcodes" Chamberlin (Theraphosidae) - Desert blond tarantula
* "Aphonopelma eutylenum" Chamberlin (Theraphosidae) - California ebony tarantula
* "Aphonopelma hentzi" Girard (Theraphosidae) - Texas brown tarantula
* "Aphonopelma moderatum" Chamberlin & Ivie (Theraphosidae) - Rio Grande gold tarantula
* "Aphonopelma seemanni" F. O. P.-Cambridge (Theraphosidae) - Costa Rican zebra tarantula
* "Araneus cavaticus" Keyserling (Araneidae) - Barn orbweaver or Barn spider
* "Araneus diadematus" Clerck (Araneidae) - Cross orbweaver or European garden spider
* "Araneus marmoreus" Clerck (Araneidae) - Marbled orbweaver
* "Araneus" spp. Clerck (Araneidae) - Angulate & roundshouldered orbweavers
* "Araneus thaddeus" Hentz (Araneidae) - Lattice orbweaver
* "Araneus trifolium" Hentz (Araneidae) - Shamrock orbweaver
* "Araniella displicata" Hentz (Araneidae) - Sixspotted orbweaver
* "Argiope argentata" Fabricius (Araneidae) - Silver garden spider
* "Argiope aurantia" Lucas (Araneidae) - Yellow garden spider
* "Argiope florida" Chamberlin & Ivie (Araneidae) - Florida garden spider
* "Argiope" spp. Audouin (Araneidae) - Garden orbweavers
* "Argiope trifasciata" Forskål (Araneidae) - Banded garden spider
* "Argyrodes" spp. Simon (Theridiidae) - Dewdrop spiders
* "Argyroneta aquatica" Clerck (Cybaeidae) - European water spider or Diving bell spider
* "Atrax robustus" O. P.-Cambridge (Hexathelidae) - Sydney funnelweb spider or Australasian funnel-web spider
* "Atypoides riversi" O. P.-Cambridge (Antrodiaetidae) - Turret spider
* "Avicularia avicularia" Linnaeus (Theraphosidae) - Pinktoe tarantula
* "Avicularia juruensi" Mello-Leitão (Theraphosidae) - Yellowbanded tarantula
* "Avicularia metallica" Ausserer (Theraphosidae) - Whitetoe tarantula
* "Avicularia purpurea" Kirk (Theraphosidae) - Ecuadorian purple tarantula
* "Avicularia urticans" Schmidt (Theraphosidae) - Peruvian pinktoe tarantula
* "Avicularia versicolor" Walckenaer (Theraphosidae) - Antilles pinktoetarantula
* "Bassaniana" spp. Strand (Thomisidae) - Bark crab spiders
* "Bothriocyrtum californicum" O. P.-Cambridge (Ctenizidae) - California trapdoor spider
* "Brachypelma albopilosum" Valerio (Theraphosidae) - Curlyhair tarantula
* "Brachypelma angustum" Valerio (Theraphosidae) - Costa Rican red tarantula
* "Brachypelma auratum" Schmidt (Theraphosidae) - Mexican flameknee tarantula
* "Brachypelma baumgarteni" Smith (Theraphosidae) - Mexican orangebeauty tarantula
* "Brachypelma boehmei" Schmidt & Klaas (Theraphosidae) - Mexican fireleg tarantula
* "Brachypelma emilia" White (Theraphosidae) - Mexican redleg tarantula
* "Brachypelma epicureanum" Chamberlin (Theraphosidae) - Yucatan rustrump tarantula
* "Brachypelma klaasi" Schmidt & Krause (Theraphosidae) - Mexican pink tarantula
* "Brachypelma smithi" F. O. P.-Cambridge (Theraphosidae) - Mexican redknee tarantula
* "Brachypelma vagans" Ausserer (Theraphosidae) - Mexican redrump tarantula
* "Brazilopelma colloratvillosum" - Brazilian black and white tarantula
* "Castianeira cingulata" C. L. Koch (Corinnidae) - Twobanded antmimic
* "Castianeira descripta" Hentz (Corinnidae) - Redspotted antmimic
* "Castianeira gertschi" Kaston (Corinnidae) - Gertsch antmimic
* "Ceratogyrus bechuanicus" Purcell (Theraphosidae) - Curvedhorn tarantula
* "Ceratogyrus brachycephalus" Hewitt (Theraphosidae) - Greaterhorned tarantula
* "Ceratogyrus marshalli" Pocock (Theraphosidae) - Straighthorned tarantula
* "Cheiracanthium inclusum" Hentz (Miturgidae) - Agrarian sac spider or Yellow sac spider
* "Cheiracanthium" spp. C. L. Koch (Miturgidae) - Longlegged sac spiders
* "Chilobrachys andersoni" Pocock (Theraphosidae) - Burmese mustard tarantula
* "Chilobrachys sericeus" Thorell (Theraphosidae) - Asian mustard tarantul
* "Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens" Strand (Theraphosidae) - Greenbottle blue tarantula
* "Cicurina baronia" Gertsch (Dictynidae) - Robber Baron Cave meshweaver
* "Cicurina madla" Gertsch (Dictynidae) - Madla Cave meshweaver
* "Cicurina veni" Gertsch (Dictynidae) - Braken Bat Cave meshweaver
* "Cicurina vespera" Gertsch (Dictynidae) - Government Canyon Bat Cave meshweaver
* "Cicurina wartoni" Gertsch (Dictynidae) - Warton meshweaver
* "Citharischius crawshayi" Pocock (Theraphosidae) - King baboon tarantula
* "Clubiona kastoni" Gertsch (Clubionidae) - Kaston sac spider
* "Clubiona" spp. Latreille (Clubionidae) - Leafcurling sac spiders
* "Crassicrus lamanai" Reichling & West (Theraphosidae) - Cinnamon taratula
* "Ctenus captiosus" Gertsch (Ctenidae) - Florida false wolf spider
* "Cyclosa" spp. Menge (Araneidae) - Trashline orbweavers
* "Cyclosternum fasciatum" O. P.-Cambridge (Theraphosidae) - Costa Rican tigerrump tarantula
* "Cyriopagopus paganus" Simon (Theraphosidae) - Asian chevron tarantula
* "Cyrtophora citricola" Forskål (Araneidae) - Global tentweb weaver
* "Cyrtophora" spp. Simon (Araneidae) - Tentweb weavers
* "Dolomedes" spp. Latreille (Pisauridae) - Fishing spiders
* "Dolomedes triton" Walckenaer (Pisauridae) - Sixspotted fishing spider
* "Enoplognatha marmorata" Hentz (Theridiidae) - Marbled cobweb spider
* "Ephebopus murinus" Walckenaer (Theraphosidae) - Skeleton tarantula
* "Eris militaris" Hentz (Salticidae) - Bronze jumper
* "Eucratoscelus longiceps" Pocock (Theraphosidae) - African redrump tarantula
* "Eupalaestrus weijenberghi" Thorell (Theraphosidae) - Whitecollared tarantula
* "Eustala anastera" Walckenaer (Araneidae) - Humpbacked orbweaver
* "Frontinella communis" Hentz (Linyphiidae) - Bowl and doily weaver or Bowl and doily spider
* "Gasteracantha cancriformis" Linnaeus (Araneidae) - Spinybacked orbweaver
* "Geolycosa" spp. Montgomery (Lycosidae) - Burrowing wolf spiders
* "Grammostola alticeps" Pocock (Theraphosidae) - Brazilian graysmoke tarantula
* "Grammostola burzaquensis" Ibarra (Theraphosidae) - Argentine rose tarantula
* "Grammostola grossa" Ausserer (Theraphosidae) - Pampas tawnyred tarantula
* "Grammostola iheringi" Keyserling (Theraphosidae) - Entre Rios tarantula
* "Grammostola pulchra" Mello-Leitão (Theraphosidae) - Brazilian black tarantula
* "Grammostola rosea" Walckenaer (Theraphosidae) - Chilean rose tarantulagrammastola aureostriata- chaco white knee
* "Haplopelma lividum" Smith (Theraphosidae) - Cobalt blue tarantula
* "Haplopelma minax" Thorell (Theraphosidae) - Thailand black tarantula
* "Herpyllus ecclesiasticus" Hentz (Gnaphosidae) - Parson spider
* "Heteropoda venatoria" Linnaeus (Sparassidae) - Huntsman spider
* "Heteroscodra maculata" Pocock (Theraphosidae) - Togo starburst tarantula
* "Hibana gracilis" Hentz (Anyphaenidae) - Garden ghost spider
* "Holocnemus pluchei" Scopoli (Pholcidae) - Marbled cellar spider
* "Hololena curta" McCook (Agelenidae) - Corner funnel weaver
* "Holothele incei" F. O. P.-Cambridge (Theraphosidae) - Trinidad olive tarantula
* "Hyptiotes cavatus" Hentz (Uloboridae) - Triangle weaver
* "Hysterocrates crassipes" Pocock (Theraphosidae) - Cameroon brown tarantula
* "Hysterocrates gigas" Pocock (Theraphosidae) - Cameroon red tarantula
* "Hysterocrates laticeps" Pocock (Theraphosidae) - Nigerian rustred tarantula
* "Iridopelma zorodes" Mello-Leitão (Theraphosidae) - Brazilian purple tarantula
* "Kukulcania hibernalis" Hentz (Filistatidae) - Southern house spider
* "Larinioides cornutus" Clerk (Araneidae) - Furrow orbweaver
* "Larinioides sclopetarius" Clerk (Araneidae) - Bridge orbweaver
* "Lasiodora parahybana" Mello-Leitão (Theraphosidae) - Brazilian salmon tarantula
* "Lasiodorides striatus" Schmidt & Antonelli (Theraphosidae) - Stripeleg tarantula
* "Latrodectus bishopi" Kaston (Theridiidae) - Red widow
* "Latrodectus geometricus" C. L. Koch (Theridiidae) - Brown widow
* "Latrodectus hesperus" Chamberlin & Ivie (Theridiidae) - Western black widow
* "Latrodectus mactans" Fabricius (Theridiidae) - Southern black widow
* "Latrodectus" spp. Walckenaer (Theridiidae) - Widow spiders
* "Latrodectus variolus" Walckenaer (Theridiidae) - Northern black widow
* "Leucauge venusta" Walckenaer (Tetragnathidae) - Orchard orbweaver
* "Loxosceles apache" Gertsch & Ennik (Sicariidae) - Apache recluse
* "Loxosceles arizonic" Gertsch & Mulaik (Sicariidae) - Arizona recluse
* "Loxosceles bland" Gertsch & Ennik (Sicariidae) - Big Bend recluse
* "Loxosceles deserta" Gertsch (Sicariidae) - Desert recluse
* "Loxosceles devia" Gertsch & Mulaik (Sicariidae) - Texas recluse
* "Loxosceles kaiba" Gertsch & Ennik (Sicariidae) - Grand Canyon recluse
* "Loxosceles laeta" Nicolet (Sicariidae) - Chilean recluse
* "Loxosceles martha" Gertsch & Ennik (Sicariidae) - Martha recluse
* "Loxosceles palma" Gertsch & Ennik (Sicariidae) - Baja recluse
* "Loxosceles reclusa" Gertsch & Mulaik (Sicariidae) - Brown recluse
* "Loxosceles rufescens" Dufour (Sicariidae) - Mediterranean recluse spider
* "Loxosceles russelli" Gertsch & Ennik (Sicariidae) - Russell recluse
* "Loxosceles sabina" Gertsch & Ennik (Sicariidae) - Tucson recluse
* "Loxosceles" spp. Heineken & Lowe (Sicariidae) - Recluse spiders
* "Lyssomanes" spp. Hentz (Salticidae) - Translucent green jumpers
* "Lyssomanes viridis" Walckenaer (Salticidae) - Magnolia green jumper
* "Maevia inclemens" Walckenaer (Salticidae) - Dimorphic jumper
* "Mangora gibberosa" Hentz (Araneidae) - Lined orbweaver
* "Mangora maculata" Keyserling (Araneidae) - Greenlegged orbweaver
* "Mangora placida" Hentz (Araneidae) - Tuftlegged orbweaver
* "Marpissa pikei" Peckham & Peckham (Salticidae) - Pike slender jumper
* "Mastophora" spp. Holmberg (Araneidae) - Bolas spiders
* "Mecynogea lemniscata" Walckenaer (Araneidae) - Basilica orbweaver
* "Megaphobema mesomelas" O. P.-Cambridge (Theraphosidae) - Costa Rican redleg tarantula
* "Megaphobema robustum" Ausserer (Theraphosidae) - Colombian giant tarantula
* "Megaphobema velvetosoma" Schmidt (Theraphosidae) - Ecuadorian brownvelvet tarantula
* "Menemerus bivittatus" Dufour (Salticidae) - Gray wall jumper
* "Meta menardi" Latreille (Tetragnathidae) - European cave spider
* "Metepeira labyrinthea" Hentz (Araneidae) - Labyrinth orbweaver
* "Metriopelma zebratum" Banks (Theraphosidae) - Costa Rican suntiger tarantula
* "Micrathena gracilis" Walckenaer (Araneidae) - Spined Micrathena
* "Micrathena mitrata" Hentz (Araneidae) - White micrathena
* "Micrathena sagittata" Walckenaer (Araneidae) - Arrowshaped micrathena
* "Misumena" spp. Latreille (Thomisidae) - Flower crab spiders
* "Misumena vatia" Clerck (Thomisidae) - Goldenrod crab spider
* "Misumenoides formosipes" Walckenaer (Araneidae) - Whitebanded crab spider
* "Misumenops asperatus" Hentz (Thomisidae) - Northern crab spider
* "Misumenops celer" Hentz (Thomisidae) - Celer crab spider
* "Neoleptoneta microps" Gertsch (Leptonetidae) - Government Canyon Bat Cave spider
* "Neoleptoneta myopica" Gertsch (Leptonetidae) - Tooth cave spider
* "Neoscona arabesca" Walckenaer (Araneidae) - Arabesque orbweaver
* "Neoscona oaxacensis" Keyserling (Araneidae) - Western spotted orbweaver
* "Neoscona" spp. Simon (Araneidae) - Spotted orbweavers
* "Nephila clavipes" Linnaeus (Tetragnathidae) - Golden silk orb-weaver
* "Neriene radiata" Walckenaer (Linyphiidae) - Filmy dome spider
* "Olios fasciculatu" Simon (Sparassidae) - Golden huntsman spider
* "Ornithoctonus andersoni" Pocock (Theraphosidae) - Asian mahogany tarantula
* "Oxyopes salticu" Hentz (Oxyopidae) - Striped lynx spider
* "Oxyopes scalaris" Hentz (Oxyopidae) - Western lynx spider
* "Ozyptila" spp. Simon (Thomisidae) - Leaflitter crab spiders
* "Pachygnatha" spp. Sundevall (Tetragnathidae) - Thickjawed orbweavers
* "Pamphobeteus antinous" Pocock (Theraphosidae) - Bolivian blueleg tarantula
* "Pamphobeteus fortis" Ausserer (Theraphosidae) - Colombian brown tarantula
* "Pamphobeteus insignis" Pocock (Theraphosidae) - Colombian purplebloom tarantula
* "Pamphobeteus nigricolor" Ausserer (Theraphosidae) - Common bluebloom tarantula
* "Pamphobeteus ornatus" Pocock (Theraphosidae) - Colombian pinkbloom tarantula
* "Pamphobeteus vespertinus" Simon (Theraphosidae) - Redbloom tarantula
* "Pardosa" spp. C. L. Koch (Lycosidae) - Thinlegged wolf spiders
* "Peckhamia picata" Hentz (Salticidae) - Antmimic jumper
* "Pelegrina galathea" Walckenaer (Salticidae) - Peppered jumper
* "Peucetia viridans" Hentz (Oxyopidae) - Green lynx spider
* "Phantyna segregata" Gertsch & Mulaik (Dictynidae) - Apex mesh weaver
* "Phidippus audax" Hentz (Salticidae) - Bold jumper
* "Phidippus cardinalis" Hentz (Salticidae) - Cardinal jumper
* "Phidippus johnsoni" Peckham & Peckham (Salticidae) - Johnson jumper
* "Phidippus regius" C. L. Koch (Salticidae) - Regal jumper
* "Pholcus phalangioides" Fuesslin (Pholcidae) - Longbodied cellar spider
* "Phormictopus cancerides" Latreille (Theraphosidae) - Haitian brown tarantula
* "Pirata" spp. Sundevall (Lycosidae) - Pirate wolf spiders
* "Pisaurina mira" Walckenaer (Pisauridae) - Nursery web spider
* "Pityohyphantes costatus" Hentz (Linyphiidae) - Hammock spider
* "Plexippus paykulli" Audouin (Salticidae) - Pantropical jumper
* "Poecilotheria fasciata" Latreille (Theraphosidae) - Sri Lankan ornamental tarantula
* "Poecilotheria formosa" Pocock (Theraphosidae) - Salem ornamental tarantula
* "Poecilotheria ornata" Pocock (Theraphosidae) - Fringed ornamental tarantula
* "Poecilotheria regalis" Pocock (Theraphosidae) - Indian ornamental tarantula
* "Poecilotheria rufilata" Pocock (Theraphosidae) - Redslate ornamental tarantula
* "Poecilotheria subfusca" Pocock (Theraphosidae) - Ivory ornamental tarantula
* "Psalmopoeus cambridgei" Pocock (Theraphosidae) - Trinidad chevron tarantula
* "Psalmopoeus irminia" Saager (Theraphosidae) - Suntiger tarantula
* "Psalmopoeus reduncus" Karsch (Theraphosidae) - Costa Rican orangemouth tarantula
* "Pterinochilus murinus (orange)" Pocock (Theraphosidae) - Usambara baboon tarantula
* "Pterinochilus murinus (tan)" Pocock (Theraphosidae) - Mumbasa baboon tarantula
* "Salticus scenicus" Clerck (Salticidae) - Zebra jumper or Zebra spider
* "Selenocosmia javanensis" Walckenaer (Theraphosidae) - Javan yellowknee tarantula
* "Selenocosmia lanipe" Ausserer (Theraphosidae) - New Guinea brown tarantula
* "Sicarius (spider)" spp. Walckenaer (Sicariidae) - Sand recluse spiders
* "Singa" spp. C. L. Koch (Araneidae) - Striped orbweavers
* "Spermophora senoculata" Dugès (Pholcidae) - Shortbodied cellar spider
* "Steatoda americana" Emerton (Theridiidae) - Twospotted cobweb spider
* "Steatoda grossa" C. L. Koch (Theridiidae) - False black widow
* "Stromatopelma calceatum griseipes" Pocock (Theraphosidae) - Featherleg tarantula
* "Tapinauchenius gigas" Caporiacco (Theraphosidae) - Orange chevron tarantula
* "Tapinauchenius plumipes" C. L. Koch (Theraphosidae) - Trinidad mahogany tarantula
* "Tegenaria agrestis" Walckenaer (Agelenidae) - Hobo spider
* "Tegenaria domestica" Clerck (Agelenidae) - Barn funnel weaver or Domestic house spider
* "Tegenaria duellica" Simon (Agelenidae) - Giant house spider
* "Tetragnatha laboriosa" Hentz (Tetragnathidae) - Silver longjawed orbweaver
* "Tetragnatha" spp. Latreille (Tetragnathidae) - Longjawed orbweavers
* "Theraphosa apophysis" Tinter (Theraphosidae) - Goliath pinkfoot tarantula
* "Theraphosa blondi" Latreille (Theraphosidae) - Goliath birdeatertarantula
* "Tibellus" spp. Simon (Philodromidae) - Slender crab spiders
* "Uloborus glomosus" Walckenaer (Uloboridae) - Featherlegged orbweaver
* "Xenesthis immanis" Ausserer (Theraphosidae) - Colombian lesserblack tarantula
* "Xysticus elegan" Keyserling (Thomisidae) - Elegant crab spider
* "Xysticus" spp. C. L. Koch (Thomisidae) - Ground crab spiders
* "Xysticus triguttatus" Keyserling (Thomisidae) - Threebanded crab spider
* "Zygoballus rufipes" Peckham & Peckham (Salticidae) - Hammerjawed jumper

References

[http://www.americanarachnology.org/acn5.pdf Common Names of Arachnids, Fifth Edition. October 2003]


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