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White phase of Goldenrod Spider, Misumena vatia,
with Hoverfly on Elderberry flowers

The following 11 species of ARACHNIDS (Spiders, Ticks, and Kin) have been positively identified at Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History. (Photos and/or other information are available by clicking on underlined common names below.)

We are just beginning our formal survey of Arachnid species, so please check back later for the results of our work.

NOTE: If you have expertise in Spider or other Arachnid identification and would like to help survey the species at Hilton Pond Center, please contact us at RESEARCH


IXODIDAE (Hard-bodied Tick Family)

  • Bird Tick Ixodes brunneus
  • American Dog Tick Dermacentor variabilis


THERIDIIDAE (Comb-footed Spider Family)

ARANEIDAE (Orb-weaver Family)

OXYOPIDAE (Lynx Spider Family)

THOMISIDAE (Flower Spider Family)

PISAURIDAE (Nursery Web Spider Family)


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