Currently set to Index
Currently set to Follow

17 Spiders that are Red (A to Z List with Pictures)

red spider

Red in nature is often a sign that an animal is highly venomous, but that isn’t always the case.

In this article, we’re going to present a list of spiders that are red. Some of these are entirely red, while others have red markings on their bodies.

These are examples of red spiders for educational purposes only. Do not use these examples to identify a spider and do not touch spiders. Seek pest control advice if you have found a spider.

A to Z List of Spiders that are Red

These are some of the best spiders that are red.

1. Araneus Iviei

See Image Here

Scientific NameAraneus iviei
ClassificationArachnid
VenomLow
Size0.3 in
HabitatVarious

The araneus iviei is known for its brighter color palette; the primary color of this spider is red, although the red seen on this spider is slightly brighter; you might also describe it as orange. It is mostly found in the United States and Canada.

2. Apache Jumping Spider

spider
Scientific NamePhidippus apacheanus
ClassificationArachnid
VenomLow
Size0,8 inch
HabitatVarious

The Apache jumping spider is one of the most interesting red spiders. It has red color on its abdomen and cephalothorax, although it is also mostly black. This jumping spider can jump quite high and is a good hunter, although its venom is not as medically significant as the venom of the widow spiders seen above.

3. Black-Tailed Red Sheetweaver

Scientific NameFlorinda coccinea
ClassificationArachnid
VenomMedium
Size0.16 in
HabitatGrasslands, lawns

The Florinda coccinea is one of the most beautiful red spiders out there. It is entirely red with brown legs, and it tends to create larger sheet webs. This interesting animal primarily feeds on smaller insects and animals that get caught in its web.

4. Cardinal Jumping Spider

Scientific NamePhidippus cardinalis
ClassificationArachnid
VenomLow-medium
Size¾ in
HabitatForests

Like the Apache jumping spider, the cardinal jumping spider also has red colorations and markings on its body. The male tends to be a bit more vivid in color than the female. This spider is good at jumping but it can also deliver a somewhat painful sting, although it’s not dangerous to people.

5. Castianeira Amoena

Scientific NameCastianeira amoena
ClassificationArachnid
VenomMedium
Size0.4 in
HabitatVarious

Next up, we have the castianeira amoena. At first sight, this spider might appear as though it is somehow related to ant species, although it isn’t. It comes from the family of spiders called Corinnidae.

6. Ceratinopsidis Formosa

See Image Here

Scientific NameCeratinopsidis formosa
ClassificationArachnid
VenomMedium
Size0.15 in
HabitatVarious

Another entirely red animal is the ceratinopsidis formosa. It is a species from the dwarf spider family that primarily lives in North America. 

7. Phidippus Asotus

See Image Here

Scientific NamePhidippus asotus
ClassificationArachnid
VenomLow-medium
Size0.3 in
HabitatGrasslands

The phidippus asotus can have dark red coloration around its eyes. However, it is mostly black, and some females do not have the red coloration at all.

8. Phidippus Carneus

Scientific NamePhidippus carneus
ClassificationArachnid
VenomLow-medium
Size0.5 in
HabitatVarious

Here’s another interesting red spider: the phidippus carneus. This spider is known for its red abdomen, but it also has blue-colored fangs. In that respect, this is one of the most fascinating red spiders that you might come across. It’s a bit rare and difficult to find, though.

9. Phidippus Pius

Scientific NamePhidippus pius
ClassificationArachnid
VenomLow-medium
Size0.87 in
HabitatGrasslands, prairie

The phidippus pius is another red jumping spider. Females are more orange while males tend to have a more vivid red coloration on their bodies.

10. Phoenix Jumping Spider

See Image Here

Scientific NamePhidippus phoenix
ClassificationArachnid
VenomLow-medium
Size1 in
HabitatGrasslands

The Phoenix jumping spider is a jumping spider species with red coloration on its abdomen. You’ll find these spiders in open grasslands, where they will feed on smaller insects that they can find there. The spider is mainly found in the United States and Mexico, and also in some other parts of the world.

11. Red Widow Spider

Scientific NameLatrodectus bishop
ClassificationArachnid
VenomHigh
Size0.5 inch
HabitatSand dunes

As the name suggests, the red widow spider is primarily red with some black markings on its body. You’ll be able to find this spider in the sand dunes of Florida. However, this spider, like other widow spiders, is highly toxic, so you might want to avoid it altogether. You’ll easily recognize it by its red body and legs.

12. Rhetenor Texanus

Rhetenor Texanus

Public Domain Image

Scientific NameRhetenor texanus
ClassificationArachnid
VenomLow
Size0.2 in
HabitatVarious

Rhetenor texanus is another red species of the jumping spider that is predominantly found in Texas. It is known for its all-red coloration. This spider is one of the smallest spider species, where the largest specimens from this species are only about 0.2 inches in size.

13. Six Spotted Orbweaver

orbweaver
Scientific NameAraniella displicata
ClassificationArachnid
VenomMedium 
Size0.3 in
HabitatSwamps, garden, grasslands

Another species of orbweaver that is red is the six spotted orbweaver. This spider adores living in grasslands and other bushy areas where it will create large webs. It is also red with spots on its body, which has led to the name of this animal.

14. Spinybacked Orbweaver

Scientific NameGasteracantha
ClassificationArachnid
VenomLow
Size⅜ in
HabitatWoodlands, gardens

The spiny-backed orbweaver, or the spiny orb-weaver, is one of the most unique-looking spider species in the world. You’ll be able to find it in various different colorations and patterns, and red coloration is also quite common with this animal. This spider populates the woodlands and gardens of many North American states.

15. Triangle Orbweaver

See Image Here

Scientific Name Verrucosa arenata
ClassificationArachnid
VenomLow-medium
Size0.5 in
HabitatGardens

The triangle orbweaver is known for its triangle shape which defines its body. The males of this species are red, while females will vary in color; usually, they have darker coloration patterns. It is quite common in rural areas of North America and is occasionally found in urban areas, too.

16. Western Black Widow Spider

black widow
Scientific NameLatrodectus hesperus
ClassificationArachnid
VenomHigh
Size0.5 in
HabitatForests

Unlike the red widow spider, the western black widow spider does not have as much red color on its body. Its primary color is black, but because it has a red marking on its abdomen, many people connect it to the red color. And like the red widow spider, this spider is also highly venomous.

17. Whitman Jumping Spider

Scientific NamePhidippus whitmani
ClassificationArachnid
VenomMedium
Size0.5 in
HabitatTropical forests, forests

Found in the forests of North America, the Whitman jumping spider is strikingly red. The female of this spider, however, is brown. This spider can also bite you and the sting can hurt, although it doesn’t usually present with other significant medical issues.

Conclusion

Red spiders are some of the most interesting animals to look at. From the red widow spider to the many red species of the jumping or dwarf spider, red spiders are found in various habitats.

Skip to content