What kind of spider is this

Asked October 29, 2019, 7:43 AM EDT

I found it Crawling on me.

Jefferson County Kentucky

1 Response

I can set your mind at ease, this is not a Brown Recluse or Black Widow spider. It appears to be a grass spider, which is not poisonous. These are very common and difficult to ID specifically from a photo.

These spiders can still bite but for most of the population the worst reaction would be similar to a mosquito bite. If you are particularly sensitive to insect bites or venom check with your Doctor to avoid any health issues.

The following is a link to controlling spiders in and around your home: https://entomology.ca.uky.edu/files/ef623.pdf


Feel free to contact our office if you have other questions.

Let me know if I can help you further!


Carol Wilder
Horticulture Technician
Jefferson County Cooperative Extension Service
Email: carol.wilder@uky.edu

502-569-2344
4200 Gardiner View Avenue

Louisville KY 40213