kinds of spiders

Kinds of spiders in Ohio

There are over 640 species of spiders known to occur in Ohio.  Many of these are widespread and common.  The 20 families of spiders in Ohio that include the largest proportion of species are:

Orb Web builders

Funnel-shaped web builders

Sheet web builders

Space-filling web builders

Wandering hunters

day-hunting, active jumping, hopping in vegetation

day-hunting in flowers

hunt on ground, day or night

hunt on surfaces (tree trunks, logs, walls, rocks, water)

night active on vegetation, in silken sac during the day

These 20 families include 93 % of all spiders in our region.