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SPIDERS, TICKS, MITES, SCORPIONS

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American dog tick

Latin Name: Dermacentor variabilis

This is a native tick in North America. It is most abundant in the eastern half of the country but also found in the Pacific Northwest, south into California, and in eastern Canada.

Arizona bark scorpion

Latin Name: Centruroides sculpturatus

These are native scorpions that are found from southern California to New Mexico and south throughout northern Mexico in the Sonoran Desert.

Arizona hairy scorpion

Latin Name: Hadrurus arizonensis

This is a native species in the Sonora and Mojave Deserts, ranging from southern California to Arizona and into southern Nevada and Utah, then south throughout much of northwestern Mexico and the Baja. It is adapted to hot, dry conditions.

Arizona striped tail scorpion

Latin Name: Vaejovis spinigerus

These are native scorpions. The family includes more than 84 species in the U.S. and they are distributed widely throughout the U.S. and western Canada, south through Central America.

Barn funnel weaver

Latin Name: Tegenaria domestica

Possibly European in origin, but current thought is that it may be native to Canada and has spread south from there. It now is found throughout much of the U.S. and southern Canada as well as all of Europe.

Black And Yellow Argiope

Latin Name: Argiope Aurantia

Latin Family Name: Araneidae

Many species of spiders in this large family are native to North America.

Black hairy scorpion

Latin Name: Hadrurus spadix

This is a native scorpion in the Southwest and can be found in the same regions as the related Giant hairy scorpion in California, Arizona, and New Mexico, but also ranges further north into Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, and Utah. It also is found in northwestern Mexico.

Black widow spiders

Latin Name: Latrodectus sp.

Latin Family Name: Theridiidae

Five species of these native spiders occur in North America, being found in all states and in southern Canada. Other species may be found worldwide.

Brown Dog Tick

Latin Name: Rhipicephalus Sanquineus

Latin Family Name: Ixodidae

Apparently this tick is native to North America, and it occurs most often in states with warm climates. It also occurs into Latin America in the tropical and subtropical areas.

Brown widow

Latin Name: Latrodectus geometricus

The actual origin of this species is uncertain, as it was first discovered in South America, but believed to have originated in Africa. It was found in Florida in the mid-20th century and remained restricted to that state until around 2000 when it began to be found in other states from Texas to South Carolina and in 2003 showed up in southern California. Since that time it has spread rapidly throughout southern California and is thought to even be displacing the black widows there.

California common scorpion

Latin Name: Paruroctonus silvestrii

These are native scorpions. The family includes more than 84 species in the U.S. and they are distributed widely throughout the U.S. and western Canada, south through Central America.

Cellar spiders or Daddy-Long-Legs Spider

Latin Name: Pholcidae

Latin Family Name: Pholcidae

Several dozen species of Pholcids are native to North America, with the three species listed above the most common to be found in and on structures.

Cheese mite

Latin Name: Tyrophagus casei

The mite is found throughout the world and its origin is uncertain.

Chicken Mite

Latin Name: Dermanyssus gallinae

Due to its worldwide presence on so many different birds the origin of this species is likely unknown.

Chiggers

Latin Name: Trombicula Autumnalis

Latin Family Name: Trombiculidae

Several species of chiggers are native to North America, most commonly encountered in the southern states of the U.S. and commonly throughout Latin America.

Chilean recluse spider

Latin Name: Loxosceles laeta

This species is native to much of South America, but commonly hitchhikes on exported materials. It has been found in several Central America countries, in Finland, and in scattered states in the U.S., including California, Florida, Massachusetts, and Kansas. It does not appear currently to be a breeding resident in North America.

Citrus rust mite

Latin Name: Phyllocoptruta oleivora

Probably native to citrus growing regions in North America, and found from coast to coast in the U.S.

Clover Mite

Latin Name: Bryobia praetiosa

Latin Family Name: Tetranychidae

This is a native species of mite in North America.

Common jumping spider

Latin Name: Phidippus audax

Latin Family Name: Salticidae

These beneficial spiders are native to the United States and Canada.

Cork-lid trapdoor spiders

Latin Name: Ctenizidae

There are 3 genera of these native spiders in North America, with only a few species in each genus. Ummidia is found across the southern U.S., Bothriocyrtum is along the Pacific Coast, and Cyclocosmia has seven species in the southeast U.S. south into Central America.

Crab spiders

Latin Name: Thomisidae

These are native spiders in North America.

Deer Tick

Latin Name: Ixodes scapularis

Latin Family Name: Ixodidae

There are two major species of Ixodes ticks in the United States, I. pacificus in the western U.S. and I. scapularis in the eastern U.S. These ticks are native to North America.

Desert violin spider

Latin Name: Loxosceles deserta

This is a native species in the southwest U.S.

Florida bark scorpion

Latin Name: Centruroides gracilis

This species is introduced from tropical areas of South America and now occurs widely throughout the Caribbean, Central America, and even into Africa. It is often kept as a “pet”, and this likely accounts for its spread throughout the world.

Flour mite

Latin Name: Acarus siro

It is found throughout the world and its origin is uncertain.

Fowl Ticks

Latin Name: Argas Spp.

Latin Family Name: Argasidae

Several species of “soft” ticks are native to the United States, but may occur in other parts of the world as well.

Giant house spider

Latin Name: Tegenaria gigantea

This species currently is believed to be native to Europe but was first discovered in North America in 1929, reaching Seattle in 1960.

Ground spider

Latin Name: Gnaphosa sp.

These are primarily native species in North America.

Harvestmen or Daddy Longlegs

Latin Name: Opiliones

Latin Family Name: Phalangiidae

Many species of these spider relatives are native to North America.

Hobo spider

Latin Name: Tegenaria agrestis

Latin Family Name: Agelenidae

Like the Domestic house spider this species was believed to be native to Europe, but new evidence suggests that it has long been a native of western Canada and now has moved into the Pacific Northwest of the U.S. as well, where it is common in and around homes. It appears to be moving eastward and now can be found in Colorado, Montana, and Wyoming and west to the Pacific Coast of Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia.

Honeybee tracheal mite

Latin Name: Acarapis woodi

Likely European in origin, this mite was first discovered infesting honeybees in Great Britain, where it caused heavy losses to bee colonies. The mite was first reported in North America in 1980 in honeybees in Mexico and in 1984 in bees in Texas. Within 13 months from that time it was reported in 17 additional states and now infests domestic honeybee colonies throughout North America, likely the result of movement of bee hives and trade in bee materials.

House Dust Mite

Latin Name: Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus

Latin Family Name: Pyroglyphidae

Possibly native to North America, as other species in the genus are found in other parts of the world. However, D. farinae and other dust mite species are found throughout the world.

Itch mite

Latin Name: Sarcoptes scabei

These mites are found worldwide and their origin is unknown.

Lone star tick

Latin Name: Amblyomma americanum

This tick is a native in eastern North America and is found from Texas north to Iowa and east along the Atlantic coast as far north as Maine.

Lynx spiders

Latin Name: Oxyopidae

These are native spiders in North America.

Northern Fowl Mite

Latin Name: Ornithonyssus sylviarum

The origin of this mite is likely to be unknown, as it is found throughout the world in temperate regions.

Nursery web spiders

Latin Name: Pisauridae

These are native species in North America.

Pajahuello tick

Latin Name: Ornithodoros coriaceus

This is a native tick found in the western U.S. and south in Mexico and even South America.

Parson Spider

Latin Name: Herpyllus ecclesiasticus

Latin Family Name: Gnaphosidae

Native to North America, and found throughout the United States.

Pink citrus rust mite

Latin Name: Aculops pelekassi

Probably native to citrus growing regions in North America, and found from coast to coast in the U.S.

Predatory Mites

Latin Name: Trombicula sp.

These are native mites in North America.

Pseudoscorpions or False scorpions

Latin Name: Pseudoscorpiones

Latin Family Name: Pseudoscorpiones

Around 200 species of these beneficial arachnids occur as natives in North America.

Purseweb Spiders

Latin Name: Atypidae

There are several native species in North America.

Relapsing fever ticks

Latin Name: Ornithodoros turicata, Ornithodoros hermsii

These ticks are native in North America.

Sheetweb spiders

Latin Name: Linyphiidae

There are many native species in North America.

Spiny-backed orb weaver

Latin Name: Gasteracantha sp.

These likely originated in Asia, considering the abundance of species in this genus in that continent.

Straw itch mite

Latin Name: Pyemotes tritici

Unknown, as the mites are found throughout the world, transported in infested materials with trade and commerce for many centuries.

Tarantulas

Latin Name: Theraphosidae

Latin Family Name: Theraphosidae

From 30 to 40 species of these huge spiders are found in North America, with the majority of them found in the southwestern states of the U.S. and south into Latin America.

Tropical Rat Mite

Latin Name: Ornithonyssus bacoti

The origin of this mite is likely to be unknown, as it is found throughout the world in temperate regions.

Two-spotted spider mite

Latin Name: Tetranychus urticae

While this mite was first described in Europe it is considered to be native to the temperate zones of the world, and now can be found in sub-tropical areas as well. It survives cold winters in northern climates by living in greenhouses.

Varroa Mite

Latin Name: Varroa destructor

The mite is native to eastern Asia, but was first detected in the U.S. in 1987 and in Hawaii in 2007.

Velvet mites

Latin Name: Trombidium sp.

There are over 300 species known throughout the world, many of them native to North America.

Violin spider

Latin Name: Loxosceles reclusa

Latin Family Name: Loxoscelidae

There are 11 species of Loxosceles that are native to the United States, and at least one imported species that is found in the southwest. The Brown Recluse, L. reclusa, has the widest range, from a small area of western Florida to Texas and north to Iowa. It has been found sporadically as a transient in other states. The other 10 native species are found in the southwest from Texas to California.

Wall spiders

Latin Name: Oecobiidae

These are native spiders in North America.

Western black-legged tick

Latin Name: Ixodes pacificus

This tick is a native species in western North America.

Whip Scorpions

Latin Name: Uropygi

Latin Family Name: Uropygi

Several native species occur in North America in two principal genera, primarily along the warmer southern states from coast to coast.

Wind Scorpions or Solifugids

Latin Name: Solifugae

Latin Family Name: Solifugae

Around 60 species of these native arachnids are found in the southwestern states of the United States, with many more in Latin America.

Winter grain mite

Latin Name: Penthaleus major

Possibly native to North America.

Wolf Spiders

Latin Name: Lycosidae

Latin Family Name: Lycosidae

There are over 200 species of wolf spiders found north of Mexico, and these often are the most common spiders in cold climates of high mountains or far northern regions.

Wood Ticks

Latin Name: Dermacentor Sp.

Latin Family Name: Ixodidae

These ticks are native to North America.

Woodlouse hunter

Latin Name: Dysdera crocata

This cosmopolitan species originated in Europe, but now is common throughout the U.S. and southern Canada.

Yellow ground scorpion

Latin Name: Vaejovis confusus

These are native scorpions. The family includes more than 84 species in the U.S. and they are distributed widely throughout the U.S. and western Canada, south through Central America.

Yellow sac spider

Latin Name: Cheiracantheum sp.

C. inclusum is native to North America and found throughout the U.S. C. mildei is introduced from Europe and occupies much of the Northeast U.S., as of 1978, and likely has expanded its range considerably since that time.

Zebra jumping spider

Latin Name: Salticus scenicus

This species is thought to be native to Europe, but now occurs widely in North America in southern Canada and coast to coast in the northern U.S.

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