Wolf Spiders

  • These spiders have stout bodies and fat legs; they are usually brown in color but may have white stripes. They can be anywhere from ½ an inch to 1 and ½ inches.
  • During the winter wolf spiders will come indoors looking for a warm place to hide.

American House Spider aka. Common House Spider

  • These spiders are small; about 1/8 inch to ½ inch and are seen in varying shades of brown.
  • They catch their prey in webs which are generally found in corners.

Brown Recluse

  • These spiders are not native to Virginia
  • They are about ½ an inch long and can be light brown or tan in color.
  • They generally like to live in dark corners or under objects.

Black Widow

  • The female of the species is the one with the well-known hourglass on their abdomen. These can be red, orange, or even white. They are about 3/8 of an inch long.
  • The male is about 1/8 of an inch long and are harmless.
  • The female spins her web close to the ground and it is where she keeps her eggs.