Tag: new england spiders

Common New England Spiders

In the New England region of the United States, the most common species of spider fall into a few families: crab spiders, grass spiders, jumping spiders, nursery web spiders, orb weavers and wolf spiders. These New England spiders are generally of common house spider size, growing no larger than an... more
Tagged with: , , , , , , ,

Curious Crab Spiders

These spiders, which are among the most common spiders found in Massachusetts, have a characteristic crab-like body shape and may even walk sideways or backwards like crabs. Since they do not build webs, crab spiders hide and wait for their prey. The best places to find these spiders are open areas... more
Tagged with: , ,