California Spiders: There
are a few spider types that can be found
through out the state of California. The most
common spiders you can see are the
Sow-Bug Spider, Calisoga Spider,
Daddy Long Leg Spider, Black Widow,
Green Lynx Spider, Yellow Sac Spider,
and the Yellow Garden Spider to
name a few.
can be quite a surprise if you encounter one.
This spider is red and lives in most flower beds
where there is moisture. They feed on decaying
plant material. The Sow-Bug Spider inhabits
under wood or bark.
is mistaken for the tarantula. It is smaller and
is unable to climb smooth surfaces. This spider
lives mostly in the Oakland Hills of
California. Like tarantulas, they are usually
hidden in underground burrows but at night the
males emerge to look for females.
is part of California's native genus class of
Aphonopelma. They often are found in pool
filters. The females live in burrows and are
occasionally dug up in gardens. Males are often
seen wandering in search of females in the fall.
Daddy Long Leg Spider
in California are common in cool, shady, warm
places, etc. Most toilets and basements of our
homes are inhabited by these spiders. They
prefer warmer climates thus finding shelter in
the warmth of our homes.
common spider found in California is the
Black Widow Spider.
This is the only spider that you are likely to
encounter in California whose venom is medically
significant. The red hour-glass may be yellow
or orange, and may not actually be shaped like
an hourglass. Males and immature females are
not solid black, and have attractive marble-like
patterns on their abdomens. They are also found under
rocks or logs, in piles of rubble, in mammal
burrows, and in dark corners of sheds, garages,
crawl spaces, cellars, and basements.
Green Lynx Spider
is very common in
California's gardens often seen guarding their
egg sacs. Lynx spiders get their name from the
way that they sometimes pounce on their prey in
a catlike fashion. These spiders spend their
time hunting for insects in bushes and low
plants. They are fast runners, but can
occasionally be seen lying in wait for prey
beside flowers. They build no web for prey
capture, but they do release a silk dragline as
they hunt among leaves.
The Yellow Sac Spider
can be found throughout California. They
construct a silken tube or sac in a protected
area, such as within a leaf, under landscape
timbers or logs, or at the junction of a wall
and ceiling, and they use this sac as their
daytime retreat. This is how the sac spider gets
its name. These spiders do not build webs.
Inspect for sac spiders by looking for sacs in
upper corners of rooms, ceilings, behind
pictures, on window molding, blinds or curtains.
The last spider we would like to mention is the
Yellow Garden Spider.
Commonly found throughout
garden areas and woodlands, and also found along
eaves of homes. This spider is easily
identifiable by the distinctive yellow and black
coloring found on the abdomen.
If you don't see your California spider on this
page, please let us know so that we can help you
identify your spider species.
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