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Spiders in Illinois

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Common House Spider

Approximately 1 year

Habitat: Found indoors and around buildings, in corners, under furniture, or in basements, spinning webs to catch prey.

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Wolf Spider

About 1-2 years

Ground-dwelling, often found in gardens, forests, and fields. They do not spin webs but hunt for prey actively at night.

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Orb Weaver Spider

Typically 1 year

Common in gardens, fields, and forests, known for their circular webs which they use to catch flying insects.

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Black and Yellow Garden Spider

About 1 year

Prefers sunny areas with little wind, like gardens and fields, where it spins large webs to capture prey.

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Northern Black Widow Spider

1-3 years

Often found in undisturbed, sheltered locations such as woodpiles, sheds, under rocks, and in cluttered areas of garages and basements.