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Identification of Spiders

Select the spider that most closely resembles the pest found in your house or pantry.

    Black Widow Spider Image
Black Widow Spiders are common in some areas, and have a distinctive red hour-glass marking on its underside. Size = 1"
    Brown Recluse Spider Image
Brown Recluse Spiders are very rare in Virginia (more common in the popular press then in real life). This spider has 6 eyes and a fiddle pattern on its back. Size = 1"
    Wolf Spider Image
Wolf Spiders are large hairy spiders with 8 eyes that often comes into houses in the fall.
    Other Spiders Image
Other Spiders - Click here for other spiders found in and around homes

Insect Identification and Diagnosis Request

For the identification of insects and mites, contact a local Virginia Cooperative Extension office, or find information about offices in your state.


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