Colorado Spiders: There
are a few spider types that can be found
through out the state of Colorado. The most
common spiders you can see are the
Funnel Weaver Spider, Jumping Spider,
Daddy Long Leg Spider,
Widow Spider, Cobweb Spider, Wolf Spider,
and the Banded Garden Spider to name a few.
are the most common spiders found in homes,
particularly during late summer and early fall.
They produce dense mats of silk in areas such as
shrubs, thick grass, or corners of buildings. A
central retreat (the base of the “funnel’) is
usually used by the spider which then moves
rapidly onto the web when prey enter onto it.
Funnel weaver spiders are dark brown in color
with black markings on the abdomen.
are active hunters. They
stalk and pounce on their prey rather than use
silk to snare it. They are capable of jumping
short (.5 inch) distances, possess large eyes,
and the most common species are brightly
colored. They prefer to live in forests, shrubs,
deserts, and mountains.
are most often found under rocks or logs where
they build silken retreats and emerge only to
hunt. Some species wander indoors when the
weather turns cold. Ground spiders are harmless
Daddy Long Leg
in Colorado are usually found in dark corners of
cellars, crawl spaces, and garages. They prefer
warmer climates thus finding shelter in the
warmth of our homes.
common spider found in Colorado is the
They usually nest near the ground at dark,
undisturbed sites. Window wells, entrances to
crawl spaces, old rodent burrows, corners of
garages, and abandoned rodent burrows are some
of their favorite nesting sites. The presence of
red or red-orange markings on the underside of
the abdomen are characteristic of widow spiders.
Bites from the widow spider are painful and
potentially dangerous because they contain a
nerve poison. Fortunately, widow spiders are
non-aggressive and rarely bite.
is very common inhabitants
of dark corners around the home. They have a
generally bulbous body and create messy webs
with sticky threads. Cobweb spiders have 8 eyes
and (like all spiders), they have 8 legs, 2 body
parts, and fang-like mouthparts called
chelicerae. These spiders can be found almost
anywhere that they can find weeds, fences,
trees, walls, or other upright structures to
build their webs.
The Wolf Spider
can be found throughout Colorado. They also are
the largest spiders found in Colorado, are often
mistaken as tarantulas. They may make a silk
lined retreat in soil, under rocks or in other
protected sites. Most are grey or brown and some
are quite large including the giant wolf spider.
Wolf Spiders are common household pest in the
fall when they are looking for a warm place to
overwinter. They are commonly found around
doors, windows, house plants, basements,
garages, and in almost all terrestrial habitats.
The last spider we would like to mention is the
Banded Garden Spider.
The largest and most striking of the orb weaving
spiders found in Colorado is the banded garden
spider. It is found in late summer and early
fall among shrubbery and in gardens where they
make a highly symmetrical orb web.
If you don't see your Colorado spider on this
page, please let us know so that we can help you
identify your spider species.
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Colorado Spider Problem to leave your home
with positive results.
We have created this page to help you identify
your Colorado Spider Control Problem.