Spiders in Sutton Massachusetts


Spiders are wonderful creatures, full of beauty and talent. Spiders catch bugs for us. Spiders eat annoying flying gnats. We should all treasure and appreciate spiders. Many Native American cultures have wonderful stories about spiders and how they help nature. Massachusetts spiders are our friends :)

In biologic terms, spiders are of the order Araneae. They all have eight legs. There are over 40,000 different species of spiders. Finding any book that shows "all spiders" is literally impossible! That's why I'm trying to focus on one area - just the Massachusetts spiders I've found in Sutton. You have to catch them when you can - most spiders only live for 1-2 years.

Some of these spiders below are common spiders of Massachusetts. For example, we see orb weavers with their brilliant spiral webs all the time, and most school children would identify orb weaver webs as being spider webs. On the other hand, we've only seen the stripey ground crab spider once!


Broad Faced Sac Spider


Cobweb Anelosimus Spider


Cobweb Steatoda Spider


Common House Spider


Daddy Long Legs Spider


Daring Jumping Spider


Deer Tick / Blacklegged Tick


Dimorphic Jumping Spider


Dog Tick


Dwarf Spider


Eastern Parson Spider


Eris Spider


Filmy Dome Spider


Ghost Spider


Grass Spider


Ground Spider


Ground Crab Spider


Hacklemesh Weaver Callobius Spider


Hacklemesh Weaver Cora Spider


Hentzia Jumping Spider


Hammock Spider


Long Legged Sac Spider


Nursery Web Spider - Brevipes


Nursery Web Spider - Mira


Naphrys pulex jumping Spider


Orb Weaver Arabesque Spider


Orb Weaver Araneus Spider


Orb Weaver Crucifera Spider


Orb Weaver Furrow Spider


Pirate Spider


Running Crab Rufus Spider


Running Crab Thanatus Spider


Sac Spider


Scribbler Writer Spider


Sheetweb Platform Spider


Theridion Spider


Thiodina Jumping Spider


Wolf Spider



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