Mississippi Spiders: There are a few common
spiders that are found in Mississippi. They are
the Spiny-Backed Orb Weaver Spider,
Running Spider, Golden Silk Orb Weaver Spider,
Huntsman Spider, to name a few.
Orb Weaver Spiders
are unique spiders in that
it has spines along its sides. The male spiders
are smaller than the female spiders. This spider
creates a circular web like all orb weaver
varieties, but the spiny-backed orb weaver's web
has no spirals in the center. A new web is spun
every night. These spiders are between two and
10 millimeters in length, and are orange, black,
yellow, white and red in color.
can be found throughout Mississippi. This is a
type of sac spider. Running spiders do not
create webs, but rather rely on their speed to
catch prey. They feature reddish-colored heads
and abdomens that contrast from their legs, in a
lighter hue. Their hind legs are nearly white in
color. The average adult running spider is
between 3 and 10 mm, and the common identifying
colors are brown, red and white.
Golden Silk Orb Weaver
These spiders are shaped similarly to a banana,
and three of their leg pays have tufts of hair.
Unlike most orb weavers, these spiders wait in
the center of their orb-shaped webs, rather than
off to the side. Their identifying colors are
yellow, orange, black, brown and white. They
weave their webs in bushes and near flowers,
they might present a nuisance for gardeners or
are mostly found outdoors. Very common around
homes and edges of foundations. They commonly
build a funnel shaped web. They can be teased
out by gently touching the outer web with a
stick. Their venom is toxic but is much less
than severe than the Brown Recluse. The most
common symptoms are local swelling, redness and
This spider is part of the family of crab
spiders, and angles the first three sets of legs
forward to gain a more crab-like appearance.
Huntsman spiders are night predators and they
feed on other
that they may find in
such as cockroaches. They may also enter
and barns in search of insect prey. They range
between 19 mm and 24 mm in length, and are
black, tan, brown and yellow in color.
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