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Black Widow (Latrodectus mactans)

Very Dangerous
Color: Shiny and black in color, with a red marking in the shape of an hourglass on the under her abdomen.
Size: 1.5 in (38 mm) long and 0.25 in (6.4 mm) in diameter
Eggs: Can produce four to nine egg sacs in one summer, each containing about 100-400 eggs.
Location: Mainly in the southeastern United States
Prey: Centipedes, millipedes, scorpions, ticks, mites,and other spiders.

Black Widow

Brown Recluse (Loxosceles reclusa)

Very Dangerous
Color:They may be brown, gray, or a deep yellow color and usually have markings on the dorsal side of their cephalothorax, with a black line coming from it that looks like a violin with the neck of the violin pointing to the rear of the spider. Brown Recluse have 6 eyes instead of the normal 8.
Size: between ¼ inch and ¾ inch (6–20 mm)
Eggs: Can produce up to five egg sacs. Each containing 31 to 300 eggs.
Location: Native to the United States.
Prey: Centipedes, millipedes, scorpions, ticks, ants, mites,and other spiders.

Brown Recluse

Cobweb Spider (Steatoda triangulosa)

Color: Also none as Triangulate cobweb spider, brownish-orange thorax and spindly, yellowish legs. The round, bulbous abdomen is creamy in color, with parallel purply-brown zigzag lines running front to back.
Size: 1/8 to 1/4 inch long (3 mm to 6 mm)
Eggs: The egg sac of the Cobweb Spider is made from loosely woven silk, and is about the same size as the spider itself and can contain approximately 30 eggs.
Location: North America, in southern Russia, New Zealand, and in Europe.
Prey: Pillbugs, millipedes, centipedes, ticks, fire ants, and other spiders

Cobweb Spider

Garden Spider (Argiope aurantia)

Color: Shiny, egg-shaped abdomen has striking yellow or orange markings on a black background. The forward part of the body, the cephalothorax, is covered with short, silvery hairs. Legs are mostly black, with red or yellow portions near the body.
Size: Range from 5 to 9 mm; females from 19 to 28 mm.
Eggs:1 to 4 egg sacs per year ranging from 5/8" to 1" in diameter, can hold 300 to 1400 eggs eggs per sac.
Location: Lower 48 of the United States, Hawaii, southern Canada, Mexico, and Central America.
Prey: Aphids, flies, grasshoppers, wasps and bees.
Other Names: Black and Yellow Garden Spider, Writing Spider, Banana Spider or Corn Spider.

Garden Spider

Granddaddy Long-Legs (Pholcidae)

Color: Gray to brown with banding or chevron markings.
Size: The body being 2–10 mm in length with legs which may be up to 50 mm long.
Eggs: This spider does not make egg-sac, instead females carry the egg mass with them wherever they go.
Location: All of the United Stats and Europe.
Prey: Mostly flying insects until winter, then these spiders prey upon each other.
Other Names: Daddy long-legs Spider, Daddy longlegs, Cellar Spider, Vibrating Spider, or House Spider. No these are not the most poisonous spiders.

Granddaddy Long-Legs

Wolf Spider (Rhabidosa rabida)

Color: Large, hairy spiders which are usually patterned with a mixture of black, gray, and brown.
Size: Ranging in body size from less than 1 to 30 millimeters (0.04 to 1.18 in)
Eggs: They carrying their eggs along with them, and when they hatch the female will carrying the young with her for a few weeks.
Location: United States
Prey: Centipedes, millipedes, scorpions, ticks, mites,and other spiders.
Other: Wolf Spider look a lot like the Brown Recluse, more than likely you are looking at a Wolf Spider.

Wolf Spider

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