Spider ID Resources

Ungoliant

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This thread is for links that may be helpful when trying to identify spiders. If you have any additional links, please post them replies, and I'll add them to this list. (I'm only linking to BugGuide articles. I'm not going to post links to BugGuide nodes, because there are a lot of them, and you can easily look them up.)

Anatomy/Terminology


General Identification Information

Information Sorted by Appearance or Anatomical Features


Information That Focuses on Particular Locations


Spider Families, Genera, and Species

Araneidae (orb-weavers)

Araneus

Lycosidae (wolf spiders)

Salticidae (jumping spiders)

Sicariidae
Loxosceles reclusa (brown recluse)​

Theridiidae (cobweb spiders)
Latrodectus (widow spiders)​
 

The Snark

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@Ungoliant How about you add this link to your above links? A how to guide to ID spiders going by their eyes: https://bugguide.net/node/view/84423
A magnifying glass and a little patience will get the ID down to the genus level of most spiders.

BTW, this link is dead:
A better link is the PDF:
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=23&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwiRmZ786-PeAhUS5o8KHdEDDksQFjAWegQIDRAC&url=https://ipminstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Spider-Guide-Wegner-BASF-Revised-12-2-14.pdf&usg=AOvVaw3taj3PKgPPPz02GblBgV3B
 
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