North American Spiders Black Tail Crab Spider Though the Black Tail Crab Spider lacks giant claws, it makes up for it with mighty jaws and a great work ethic. The tiny and hairy Bold Jumping Spider has a lot of audacity and isn't afraid to eat creatures much larger than itself. VIEW. X
Question: My wife killed a large, black, hairy spider. What kind is it and is it dangerous? ANSWER: I think what you may have are wolf spiders (Family: Lycosidae). Keep in mind that this is a best guess based on Continue reading
Females are glossy black all over but males may have areas of red or pale blue. This family contains very large hairy spiders with all legs curved forwards so the spiders can move sideways radiating legs and a speckled brown appearance. These spiders are usually found under rock ledges where they build tentlike webs.