There are a few species of white and black spiders. The white spotted jumping spider and the Eastern Parson spider are two of the most common.
The white jumping spider is a black and white spider that can be found around barns and on some vegetation such as milkweed. They eat caterpillars and other insects. The jumping spider is not poisonous.
The Eastern Parson spider is a black spider with a silver or white strip on its back. This spider prefers wooded areas. It does not spin a web when hunting. Instead it uses silk to make safety lines. The Eastern Parson spider is fast and uses this speed to catch prey.