The bold jumper spider is a jumping spider that is commonly found in the United States. Bold jumpers are mostly black with a highly visible orange, white or red patch in the middle of the abdomen. Another common spider, the lattice orb weaver, is mostly orange with black spots.Continue Reading
The type of web a spider weaves is a useful clue as to the species. Orb weaver spiders create round, symmetrical webs. They have two rows of four eyes. Orb weavers are often brightly colored and spend most of their time in their webs.
Jumping spiders don't build webs; instead, they use their jumping ability to capture prey. Jumping spiders have two large eyes in the middle of their face, surrounded by six small eyes.Learn more about Spiders
Spiders that don't spin webs include tarantulas, wolf spiders, brown recluse spiders and trapdoor spiders. These spiders usually live in crevices or burrows. They produce silk but use it to line their burrows, make egg sacs or create trip lines for prey.Full Answer >
There are a number of kinds of spiders that fit the description of being black with an orange dot on its back, so more information is needed to isolate the exact kind. Some spiders that fit that description include the Johnson Jumping spider and the Ant Mimic spider, both harmless, non-venomous spiders that sometimes bite humans but do not cause an adverse effect.Full Answer >
The bite of a brown recluse spider leaves a bruise. Though initially there is little pain, about an hour after the bite, the affected area starts to become red, bruised, itchy and painful.Full Answer >
The Argiope spider, or "Argiope aurantia," is black with yellow stripes. The spider is a common spider that lives in gardens and open fields.Full Answer >