Does Austin Texas have poisonous spiders? Texas has two venomous species of spiders, the black widow (Latrodectus mactans) and the brown recluse (Loxosceles reclusa). Both of these species of spiders can be found indoors and outdoors through out the State.
What spider is most common in Texas? American House Spiders
The most common nuisance spider in Texas, the American house spider, has an elongated body and eight legs. Their color pattern and size can vary greatly but they are typically yellowish-brown with distinctive dark chevron markings.
Are tarantulas common in Austin Texas? Aphonopelma anax – Texas Tan Tarantula
The Texas tan tarantula is also one of the most common San Antonio tarantulas and is even found as far north as Austin and east to Houston. The female reaches a leg span of up to 6 inches (15 cm) and has dark and hairy legs, a reddish-brown abdomen and a tan cephalothorax.
Are brown recluse in Austin Texas? While four recluse spider species can be found in Texas, the brown recluse (Loxosceles reclusa) is the only one that lives in close association with humans in Austin.