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VENOMOUS SPIDERS FOUND IN EACH STATE

posted Jan 27, 2014 01:36:01 by Consfearacynewz
Let me start by saying that I am not an arachnologist. This page is designed to list the venomous spiders of each state, but should in no way be considered an authoritative list. This page was compiled from information in the public domain, and has not been reviewed by a professional.

I don't expect everyone to be able to identify all species of spiders found in their area, but I think it is important that they be able to recognize the dangerously venomous ones.

Please take the time to learn about the dangerously venomous spiders and other venomous animals of your own area, and teach your children and loved ones about them as well. In addition to the lists below, I have many links on my Venomous Links page that may assist in learning about the dangerously venomous spiders in your area.

Alabama
Brown Recluse - Loxosceles reclusa
Brown Widow - Latrodectus geometricus
Northern Black Widow - Latrodectus variolus
Southern Black Widow - Latrodectus mactans

Alaska
Hobo Spider or Aggressive House Spider - Tegenaria agrestis

Arizona
Apache Recluse - Loxosceles apachea
Arizona Recluse - Loxosceles arizonica
Desert Recluse - Loxosceles deserta
Grand Canyon Recluse - Loxosceles kaiba
Tucson Recluse - Loxosceles sabina
Brown Widow - Latrodectus geometricus
Western Black Widow - Latrodectus hesperus

Arkansas
Brown Recluse - Loxosceles reclusa
Brown Widow - Latrodectus geometricus
Northern Black Widow - Latrodectus variolus
Southern Black Widow - Latrodectus mactans

California
Arizona Recluse - Loxosceles arizonica
Baja Recluse - Loxosceles palma
Chilean Recluse - Loxosceles laeta
Desert Recluse - Loxosceles deserta
Martha's Recluse - Loxosceles martha
Russell's Recluse - Loxosceles russelli
Brown Widow - Latrodectus geometricus
Western Black Widow - Latrodectus hesperus

Colorado
Western Black Widow - Latrodectus hesperus

Connecticut
Northern Black Widow - Latrodectus variolus

Delaware
Northern Black Widow - Latrodectus variolus

Florida
Brown Recluse - Loxosceles reclusa
Brown Widow - Latrodectus geometricus
Northern Black Widow - Latrodectus variolus
Red Widow - Latrodectus bishopi
Southern Black Widow - Latrodectus mactans

Georgia
Brown Recluse - Loxosceles reclusa
Brown Widow - Latrodectus geometricus
Northern Black Widow - Latrodectus variolus
Southern Black Widow - Latrodectus mactans

Hawaii
Brown Widow - Latrodectus geometricus
Mediterranean Recluse - Loxosceles rufescens
Southern Black Widow - Latrodectus mactans
Western Black Widow - Latrodectus hesperus

Idaho
Hobo Spider or Aggressive House Spider - Tegenaria agrestis
Northern Black Widow - Latrodectus variolus
Western Black Widow - Latrodectus hesperus

Illinois
Brown Recluse - Loxosceles reclusa
Northern Black Widow - Latrodectus variolus

Indiana
Brown Recluse - Loxosceles reclusa
Northern Black Widow - Latrodectus variolus

Iowa
Brown Recluse - Loxosceles reclusa
Northern Black Widow - Latrodectus variolus

Kansas
Brown Recluse - Loxosceles reclusa
Northern Black Widow - Latrodectus variolus
Western Black Widow - Latrodectus hesperus

Kentucky
Brown Recluse - Loxosceles reclusa
Northern Black Widow - Latrodectus variolus
Southern Black Widow - Latrodectus mactans

Louisiana
Brown Recluse - Loxosceles reclusa
Brown Widow - Latrodectus geometricus
Northern Black Widow - Latrodectus variolus
Southern Black Widow - Latrodectus mactans

Maine
No dangerously venomous spiders are known to exist in Maine.

Maryland
Northern Black Widow - Latrodectus variolus
Southern Black Widow - Latrodectus mactans

Massachusetts
Northern Black Widow - Latrodectus variolus

Michigan
Northern Black Widow - Latrodectus variolus

Minnesota
Northern Black Widow - Latrodectus variolus

Mississippi
Brown Recluse - Loxosceles reclusa
Brown Widow - Latrodectus geometricus
Northern Black Widow - Latrodectus variolus
Southern Black Widow - Latrodectus mactans

Missouri
Brown Recluse - Loxosceles reclusa
Brown Widow - Latrodectus geometricus
Northern Black Widow - Latrodectus variolus
Southern Black Widow - Latrodectus mactans

Montana
Hobo Spider or Aggressive House Spider - Tegenaria agrestis
Northern Black Widow - Latrodectus variolus
Western Black Widow - Latrodectus hesperus

Nebraska
Brown Recluse - Loxosceles reclusa
Western Black Widow - Latrodectus hesperus

Nevada
Desert Recluse - Loxosceles deserta
Brown Widow - Latrodectus geometricus
Western Black Widow - Latrodectus hesperus

New Hampshire
Northern Black Widow - Latrodectus variolus

New Jersey
Northern Black Widow - Latrodectus variolus

New Mexico
Apache Recluse - Loxosceles apachea
Arizona Recluse - Loxosceles arizonica
Big Bend Recluse - Loxosceles blanda
Desert Recluse - Loxosceles deserta
Brown Widow - Latrodectus geometricus
Western Black Widow - Latrodectus hesperus

New York
Northern Black Widow - Latrodectus variolus

North Carolina
Brown Widow - Latrodectus geometricus
Northern Black Widow - Latrodectus variolus
Southern Black Widow - Latrodectus mactans

North Dakota
Western Black Widow - Latrodectus hesperus

Ohio
Brown Recluse - Loxosceles reclusa
Northern Black Widow - Latrodectus variolus
Southern Black Widow - Latrodectus mactans

Oklahoma
Brown Widow - Latrodectus geometricus
Brown Recluse - Loxosceles reclusa
Western Black Widow - Latrodectus hesperus
Southern Black Widow - Latrodectus mactans

Oregon
Hobo Spider or Aggressive House Spider - Tegenaria agrestis
Western Black Widow - Latrodectus hesperus

Pennsylvania
Northern Black Widow - Latrodectus variolus
Southern Black Widow - Latrodectus mactans

Rhode Island
Northern Black Widow - Latrodectus variolus

South Carolina
Brown Recluse - Loxosceles reclusa
Brown Widow - Latrodectus geometricus
Northern Black Widow - Latrodectus variolus
Southern Black Widow - Latrodectus mactans

South Dakota
Western Black Widow - Latrodectus hesperus

Tennessee
Brown Recluse - Loxosceles reclusa
Northern Black Widow - Latrodectus variolus
Southern Black Widow - Latrodectus mactans

Texas
Apache Recluse - Loxosceles apachea
Arizona Recluse - Loxosceles arizonica
Big Bend Recluse - Loxosceles blanda
Brown Recluse - Loxosceles reclusa
Brown Widow - Latrodectus geometricus
Mediterranean Recluse - Loxosceles rufescens
Brown Widow - Latrodectus geometricus
Northern Black Widow - Latrodectus variolus
Southern Black Widow - Latrodectus mactans
Texas Recluse - Loxosceles devia
Western Black Widow - Latrodectus hesperus

Utah
Hobo Spider or Aggressive House Spider - Tegenaria agrestis
Desert Recluse - Loxosceles deserta
Western Black Widow - Latrodectus hesperus

Vermont
Northern Black Widow - Latrodectus variolus

Virginia
Northern Black Widow - Latrodectus variolus
Southern Black Widow - Latrodectus mactans

Washington
Hobo Spider or Aggressive House Spider - Tegenaria agrestis
Western Black Widow - Latrodectus hesperus

West Virginia
Northern Black Widow - Latrodectus variolus
Southern Black Widow - Latrodectus mactans

Wisconsin
Northern Black Widow - Latrodectus variolus

Wyoming
Hobo Spider or Aggressive House Spider - Tegenaria agrestis
Western Black Widow - Latrodectus hesperus

Source:
http://www.venombyte.com/venom/venomous_links.asp
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