Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Upcoming Events

Interested in a 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico?

Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

National Moth Week 2020 photos of insects and people.

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Previous events


Genus Pisaurina

Nursey Web Spider - Pisaurina mira Nursery Web - Pisaurina mira Eight-eyed hairy brown spider - Pisaurina mira Large spider - Pisaurina mira Spider - Pisaurina mira - female Spider under washing machine inside house. - Pisaurina mira American nursery web spider? - Pisaurina mira New spider - Pisaurina mira
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynae)
Family Pisauridae (Nursery Web Spiders)
Genus Pisaurina
Other Common Names
Nursery Web Spider
4 species in BugGuide's range (North America north of Mexico)
            P. brevipes:

        P. dubia:

          P. mira (has more color forms than others):

                            P. undulata:
Eastern North America only. Here are more precise ranges:

P. brevipes: Michigan and southern Ontario to Massachusetts, south to Arkansas, Louisiana, and central Florida.(1)

P. dubia: Maryland southward to southern Florida and westward to Kansas and southern Texas.(2)

P. mira: Minnesota to New Brunswick, south to Texas and central Florida.(1)

P. undulata: North Carolina southward to southern Florida and Cuba and eastward to Louisiana.(2)
See Also
        Tibellus           &               Larinia
Works Cited
1.The Wolf Spiders, Nurseryweb Spiders, and Lynx Spiders of Canada and Alaska
Dondale, Charles D. and James H. Redner. 1990. Canadian Government Publishing Centre, Ottawa.
2.The Nearctic spider genus Pisaurina (Pisauridae)
James E. Carico. 1972. Psyche, Cambridge 79: 295-310.