Spiders (Araneae)


Note: Many of these species identifications are tentative, so if you have any expertise in this group please let me know using the email link at the bottom. Many thanks to G.B. Edwards for many identifications, especially jumping spiders! Wayne Maddison was also helpful with several jumping spiders. I also got help from Mike Thomas and John and Jane Balaban. I have used mostly Kaston to settle uncertain taxonomy.

There is limited species-level information available in books for this group. Books used in trying to id the photos on this page include:
Edwards and Marshall: Florida's Fabulous Spiders
Edwards: Revision of the Jumping Spiders of the Genus Phidippus
Howell and Jenkins: Spiders of the Eastern United States
Kaston: How to know the Spiders
Ubick et al: Spiders of North America

Black Widow (Latrodectus variolus) male

30 Apr 2004, Kennesaw Mountain, Cobb County, GA


  Spinybacked Orbweaver (Gasteracantha elipsoides)

19 Sep 2003, River Bend WMA, Laurens County, GA


  Spinybacked Orbweaver (Gasteracantha elipsoides)

16 Jan 2004, Broward County, FL


  Spinybacked Orbweaver (Gasteracantha elipsoides)

7 Jul 2004, Telfair County, GA


  Filmy Dome Spider (Prolinyphia marginata)

10 Sep 2003, Pine Log WMA, Bartow County, GA


  Orchard Spider (Leucauge venusta)

21 Aug 2003, Altamaha River, Long County, GA


Orchard Spider (Leucauge venusta)

17 Oct 2003, Reed Bingham State Park, Cook County, GA


Orchard Spider (Leucauge venusta)

20 Oct 2003, Pasco County, FL


Orchard Spider (Leucauge venusta)

25 May 2004, Kennesaw Mountain, Cobb County, GA


  Golden Silk Orbweaver (Nephila clavipes)

19 Aug 2003, Liberty County, GA


  Golden Silk Orbweaver (Nephila clavipes)

13 Oct 2003, Altamaha River, Long County, GA


Golden Silk Orbweaver (Nephila clavipes)

20 Oct 2003, Pasco County, FL


  Golden Silk Orbweaver (Nephila clavipes)

9 Oct 2005, Seventeen Mile Creek, Coffee County, GA


Nephila sp. male

31 Aug 2003, Ellijay Ballfields, Jasper County, GA


  Black and Yellow Garden Spider (Argiope aurantia)

30 Jun 2003, River Bend WMA, Laurens County, GA


  Black and Yellow Garden Spider (Argiope aurantia)

13 Aug 2003, Rabun County, GA


  Black and Yellow Garden Spider (Argiope aurantia)

23 Aug 2003, High Falls State Park, Monroe County, GA


Black and Yellow Garden Spider (Argiope aurantia) (imm female)

21 May 2004, Eglin AFB, FL


Banded Garden Spider (Argiope argentata)

15 Oct 2005, Leon Co, FL


Mangora gibberosa

22 Aug 2004, Treutlen Co, GA


Triangle Orbweaver (Verrucosa arenata)

20 Oct 2003, Pasco County, FL


Triangle Orbweaver (Verrucosa arenata)

5 Sept 2005, Floyd County, GA


Spotted Orbweaver (Neoscona domiciliorum)

20 Aug 2003, Long County, GA


Spotted Orbweaver (Neoscona domiciliorum)

13 Oct 2003, Altamaha River, Long County, GA


  Larinioides (formerly Nuctenea) sp.

Probably N. cornuta but there may be an as yet undescribed southern species and this would likely be in the range of that.

13 Oct 2003, Altamaha River, Long County, GA

 

Fishing Spider sp, possibly D. tenebrosus

10 Jul 2002, Holly Creek, Murray County, GA


Dolomedes albineus

11 Sep 2003, Kennesaw Mountain, Cobb County, GA


  Shoreline Fishing Spider (Dolomedes triton)

7 Apr 2004, Blue Pond, Covington County, AL


Shoreline Fishing Spider (Dolomedes triton)

24 Apr 2004, Pine Log WMA, Bartow County, GA


  Shoreline Fishing Spider (Dolomedes triton)

25 Mar 2005, Telfair County, GA


possibly Shoreline Fishing Spider?

18 Jun 2004, Ocmulgee River at GA 96, Houston Co, GA


Dolomedes vittatus, maybe

21 May 2004, Eglin AFB, FL


Dolomedes vittatus female

11 Aug 2005, Floyd Co, GA


Dolomedes scriptus

25 May 2004, Conasauga River, Murray County, GA


Dolomedes sp.

23 Apr 2004, Unicoi State Park, White County, GA


Long-jawed Orbweaver (Tetragnatha sp)

13 Oct 2003, Altamaha River, Long County, GA

 


Long-jawed Orbweaver (Tetragnatha sp)

24 Apr 2004, Pine Log WMA, Bartow County, GA


Long-jawed Orbweaver (Tetragnatha sp)

possibly T. straminea

16 Nov 2005, Paulk's Pasture WMA, Glynn County, GA


Pisaurina mira

4 Jul 2003, Lake Winfield Scott, Union County, GA


Arctosa sp, possibly A. littoralis

29 May 2003, Mississippi River, Issaquena County, MS

 

Wolf Spider, unk sp.

10 Sep 2003, Pine Log WMA, Bartow County, GA


  Wolf Spider, unk sp.

19 Sep 2003, River Bend WMA, Laurens County, GA


Wolf or Wandering Spider

17 Mar 2004, Williams Bluff Preserve, Early County, GA


Wolf Spider, unk sp.

24 Mar 2004, Unicoi State Park, White County, GA


  Wolf Spider, unk sp.

10 Sep 2005, G Smith State Park, Emanuel County, GA


Wolf Spider, unk sp., carrying young

23 May 2004, Marietta, Cobb Co, GA


  Wolf Spider, unk sp., carrying young

6 Oct 2005, Charlton Co, GA


Pardosa lapidicina

2 Apr 2004, Camp Meeting Rock, Heard County, GA


Pardosa sp

3 Jul 2003, Chattahoochee River, Cobb County, GA


Dotted Wolf Spider (Rabidosa punctulata)

11 May 2004, Gordonia-Altamaha State Park, Tatnall County, GA


Rabidosa rabida

2 Jun 2004, John's Creek, Floyd County, GA


Green Lynx Spider (Peucetia viridans)

20 Aug 2003, Long County, GA


Green Lynx Spider (Peucetia viridans)

6 Aug 2004, Caldwell County, TX


Green Lynx Spider (Peucetia viridans)

Prey is a leaf-footed bug (Leptoglossus sp.)

10 Sep 2003, Laurens County, GA


Cesonia bilineata

2 Jun 2004, John's Creek, Floyd County, GA


Castianeira amoena

12 Sep 2003, Kennesaw Mountain, Cobb County, GA


Jumping Spiders (follows taxonomy on Tree of Life pages)

Magnolia Green Jumper (Lyssomanes viridis)

19 Jun 2005, Calhoun Co, FL

 

  Jumping Spider (Thiodina sylvana)

29 May 2005,  Issaquena Co, MS


Jumping Spider (Thiodina sylvana)

7 Jun 2005, High Falls State Park, Monroe Co, GA

 

Jumping Spider (Thiodina sylvana)

Note size of prey!

19 May 2005, Taylor Co, GA


Jumping Spider (Habronattus sabulosus)

2 Apr 2004, Camp Meeting Rock, Heard County, GA


Jumping Spider (Habronattus sabulosus)

2 Apr 2004, Camp Meeting Rock, Heard County, GA

 


Jumping Spider (Habronattus sabulosus)

27 Mar 2006, Camp Meeting Rock, Heard County, GA

 


Jumping Spider (Habronattus sabulosus)

9 Apr 2006, Camp Meeting Rock, Heard County, GA
This species has now been confirmed by GB Edwards and Wayne Maddison, the first records of this species since 1902! CW at left from upper left, imm male, adult male, adult female, imm female.


Jumping Spider (Phidippus audax)

22 Apr 2004, High Falls State Park, Monroe County, GA

 


Jumping Spider (Phidippus audax)

23 May 2004, Marietta, Cobb Co, GA


Jumping Spider (Phidippus audax)

20 Apr 2005, High Falls State Park, Monroe Co, GA


Jumping Spider (Phidippus clarus)

31 Aug 2003, Ellijay Ballfields, Jasper County, GA


Jumping Spider (Phidippus clarus)

31 Aug 2003, Ellijay Ballfields, Jasper County, GA

 


Jumping Spider (Phidippus clarus)

26 Jun 2004, Hampshire Co, MA


  Jumping Spider (Phidippus whitmani)

6 Jul 2004, Pine Log WMA, Bartow Co, GA


Jumping Spider (Phidippus putnami) female

22 Aug 2004, Long Co, GA


Jumping Spider (Phidippus putnami or richmani)

20 Apr 2006, Altamaha River at US 301, Long Co, GA

 


  Jumping Spider (Phidippus regius)

19 Apr 2006, Little St Simons Island, Glynn Co, GA

 


Jumping Spider (Phidippus otiosus) male

22 Aug 2004, Tattnall Co, GA


Jumping Spider (Phidippus pulcherrimus) juv

23 Aug 2004, Appling Co, GA


Jumping Spider (Phidippus pulcherrimus)

1 Apr 2006, Early Co, GA


Jumping Spider (Anasaitis canosa)

9 Oct 2005, Coffee Co, GA


Jumping Spider (Anasaitis canosa)

18 Apr 2006, Broxton Rocks, Coffee Co, GA


  Jumping Spider (Anasaitis canosa)

19 Apr 2006, Little St Simons Island, Glynn Co, GA

   

Jumping Spider (Maevia sp.)

12 May 2004, Buck Creek, Polk County, NC


Jumping Spider (Platycryptus undatus)

16 May 2005, Telfair Co, GA

 

Jumping Spider (Phlegma hentzi)

20 Apr 2006, Beard's Bluff, Long Co, GA


Note: I don't know what species these are, and in some cases don't even know what families to put the rest of these spiders in... the top three have been tentatively identified by GB Edawrds.

possibly Schizocosa sp.

5 May 2004, Conasauga River near GA/TN state line, Polk County, TN


possibly Pisaurina mira

5 Nov 2005, Altamaha River, Long County, GA


possibly Gladicosa sp.

13 Apr 2005, Richmond Co, GA


19 Apr 2006, Little St Simons Island, Glynn Co, GA

9 Apr 2006, Camp Meeting Rock, Heard County, GA

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
LINKS
Jumping Spiders of America north of Mexico Mostly photos of at least each genera...
Salticidae (Araneae) of the World Jumpers all over the world, including excellent treatment of N American species
AAS site Official site for the American Arachnological Society

Giff's Home Page Birds Dragonflies Nature

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