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Quick Guide to Spiders with Red/Dark Orange Coloring or Markings

Spiders with prominent red or orange abdominal markings - I'm adding orange here because these spiders can vary from orange to red.

Cobweb Spiders (Theridiidae)

Widow Spiders (Latrodectus) - The black widow is probably the most infamous spider with red markings. There are 5 species found in the USA & Canada. All 5 species can be black & red in color though the brown widow is usually a light brown. The red hourglass (sometimes orange) is found on the ventral side of the abdomen. However, all species can also have orange (sometimes red) markings on the dorsal side of the abdomen.

Red Widow ♀

Brown Widow ♀

Western Black Widow ♀

Southern Black Widow ♀

Northern Black Widow ♀



Enoplognatha ovata ♂ ♀ ♀


Jumping Spiders

Red carapace & abdomen

Phidippus apacheanus

Phidippus cardinalis

Phidippus clarus ♀

Phidippus adumbratus ♀


Phidippus whitmani ♀

Phidippus whitmani ♂

Phidippus arizonensis ♀


Phidippus asotus ♂

Phidippus pius ♂

Phidippus regius ♀

Rhetenor texanus ♂

Sassacus cyaneus


Red abdomen or red abdominal markings

Phidippus borealis

Phidippus audax

Phidippus princeps

Phidippus pulcherrimus

Phidippus workmani


Phidippus clarus ♂

Phidippus carneus ♂

Phidippus phoenix ♀

Phidippus tyrrellii ♂

Phidippus cryptus ♂


Phidippus johnsoni ♂

Phidippus johnsoni ♀

Habronattus decorus




Antmimics and Ground Sac Spiders (Corinnidae)
Castianeira

Castianeira descripta

Castianeira floridana

Castianeira occidens

Castianeira thalia



Orbweavers

Spinybacked Orbweaver



Araniella displicata



Verrucosa arenata (male)



Araneus bivittatus

Araneus cingulatus

Araneus gadus

Araneus guttulatus

Araneus iviei


Araneus juniperi

Araneus marmoreus

Araneus miniatus

Araneus partitus


Araneus pegnia

Araneus pratensis


Araneus thaddeus

Araneus trifolium

Verrucosa arenata

Eriophora ravilla


Crab Spiders

Mecaphesa schlingeri

Mecaphesa ?



Diaea livens



Misumena vatia



Misumenoides formosipes


Spiders with an entire red abdomen


Misumenoides formosipes



Spiders with prominent red thoracic markings

Spiders with entire red carapace


Araniella displicata



Dysdera crocata



Castianeira amoena


Sheetweb and Dwarf Spiders (Linyphiidae)

Pityohyphantes rubrofasciatus



Titanoeca



Kibramoa




Ground Spider



Lynx Spiders

Oxyopes scalaris ♀

Oxyopes aglossus ♂

Oxyopes salticus ♂


Spiders with red carapace & black eye region

Sheetweb and Dwarf Spiders (Linyphiidae)

Ceraticelus sp.

Ceratinopsidis formosa

Florinda coccinea

Gonatium crassipalpum

Hypselistes florens

Styloctetor purpurescens

Walckenaeria auranticeps

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Spiders with only red legs (body another color)


Sphodros rufipes


Euophrys monadnock


Red eye region or chelicerae


Habronattus americanus ♂

Hentzia palmarum ♂

Another Castianeira species
C. thalia with the red color form like the one I found recently


 
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Thanks!

Habronattus decorus
Habronattus decorus has an iridescent abdomen that appears coppery, red, or pink.

 
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Hi Letanius
Please delete your comment on this article and post your image to ID Request. Thanks!

 
Not sure if it is just me...
...or maybe the picture but that spider looks plastic to me.

 
plastic
it's not just you.

 
Not anymore
:)

 
I believe
that would be Sinis fecit.

Male Verrucosa arenata
looks a lot different than the female, maybe worth adding.

 
Done
Thanks!

Red creeper
What about this one too?


How about
Enoplognatha?

 
Good one
Added!

Nice guide
I like the brown border around the photos.

 
Thanks Brad
That's all thanks to roar's mark-up article here.

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