OTHER SPIDERS

I cannot possibly cover all the spiders found in this range, so I have picked out a few of the more commonly seen or more interesting ones.
DADDY LONGLEGS SPIDER

The daddy longlegs is common in much of the area. It is not unusual to find a small cave on a rock cut containing thousands of them. Often there will be a mass of them hanging upside-down from the roof of the cave, pulsating to create air flow.

CRAB SPIDER

The crab spiders are a small, flat-bodied spider found throughout this range. They blend in well and are difficult to see from more than a few feet away. I am told that they have a decent venom, but I have never heard of anyone who has had the chance to find out.

BLACK WIDOW SPIDER
Latrodectus mactans

The black widow spider is common throughout this range. It is one of two spiders in the area considered as potentially dangerous, the brown recluse being the other.