Property Spiders, Ticks and Mites (Arachnida)

Spiders are very common throughout the property and undoubtedly diverse due to the variety of microhabitats available, including old derelict buildings and vehicles, dense aspen forest, open grassy meadows and wetland margins. It is possible 40 or more species could be present based on preliminary indications.

The American dog tick is regularly "collected" during spring and early summer walks.

Below are very preliminary lists of species that could potentially occur on the property based on their distribution records and preferred habitats. (An asterix * indicates species recorded from the property).

Spiders (Araneae)

  • Agelenidae
  • Amaurobiidae
  • Araneidae
  • Clubionidae
    • Clubiona moesta
    • Clubiona abboti
    • Clubiona kastoni
    • Clubiona iohnsoni
    • Clubiona mixta
    • Clubiona jurcata
    • Clubiona bryantae
    • Clubiona canadensis
    • Clubiona kulczynskit
    • Clubiona norvegica
    • Clubiona riparia
    • Castianeira desrripta
    • Agroeca pratensis
    • Agroeca ornata
    • Phrurotimpus boreahs
    • Scotinella pugnata
  • Corinnidae
  • Dictynidae
  • Gnaphosidae
    • Micaria pulicaria
    • Micaria longipes
    • Micaria rossica
    • Zelotes fratris
    • Zelotes puritanus
    • Gnaphosa borea
    • Haplodrassus signifer
    • Haplodrassus hiemalis
    • Haplodrassus bicornis
    • Haplodrassus eunis
    • Sergiolus montanus
    • Sergiolus ocellajus
  • Hahniidae
  • Linyphiidae
  • Liocranidae
  • Lycosidae (Wolf Spiders)
    • Trochosa terricola
    • Geolycosa missouriensis
    • Hogna frondicola
    • Schizocosa minnesotensis
    • Schizocosa cespitum
    • Schizocosa mccooki
    • *Pardosa sp
    • Pardosa mackenziana?
    • Pardosa ontariensis
    • Pardosa distincta
    • Pardosa tesquorum
    • Pardosa mulaiki
    • Pardosa concinna?
    • Pardosa fuscula
    • Pardosa modica
    • Pardosa dromaea
    • Pardosa moesta
    • Pardosa xerampelina
    • Pirata piraticus
    • Arctosa emertoni
    • Arctosa rubicunda
    • Alopecosa aculeata
  • Mimetidae
  • Philodromidae
    • Ebo iviei
    • Ebo bucklei
    • Ebo pepinensis
    • Philodromus cespitum
    • Philodromus histrio
    • Tibellus maritimus
    • Tibellus oblongus
    • Thanatus striatus
  • Pholcidae (Daddy-long-legs)
  • Pisauridae (Nurseryweb spiders)
    • Dolomedes triton
  • Salticidae
  • Tetragnathidae
  • Tetragnatha caudata
  • Tetragnatha extensa
  • Tetragnatha laboriosa
  • Tetragnatha versicolor
  • Theridiidae
  • Thomisidae
    • Misumena vatia
    • Ozyptila gertschi
    • Xisticus gulosus
    • Xysticus discursans
    • Xysticus acquiescens
    • Xysticus britcheri
    • Xysticus emertoni
    • Xysticus elegans
    • Xysticus ferox
    • Xysticus montanensis
  • Titanoecidae
  • Uloboridae

Ticks and Mites (Acari)

Ticks (Ixodidae)

Velvet Mites (Trombidiidae)

References:

Buckle, D. 2013. Pers comm.

Dondale, C.D. & Redner, J.H., 1990, The wolf spiders, nurseryweb spiders, and lynx spiders of Canada and Alaska: Araneae: Lycosidae, Pisauridae, and Oxyopidae, Insects and Arachnids of Canada Handbook Series, 17, 383.

Dondale, C.D. & Redner, J.H., 1978, The crab spiders of Canada and Alaska: Araneae: Philodromidae and Thomisidae, Insects and Arachnids of Canada Handbook Series, 5, 255.

Dondale, C.D. & Redner, J.H., 1982, The sac spiders of Canada and Alaska: Araneae: Clubionidae and Anyphaenidae, Insects and Arachnids of Canada Handbook Series, 9, 194.

Dondale, C.D., J.H. Redner, P. Paquin, H.W. Levi. 2003. The orb-weaving spiders of Canada and Alaska. Part 23. Araneae: Uloboridae, Tetragnathidae, Araneidae, Theridiosomatidae. NRC Press, Ottawa.

Galloway, T.D. 2002. Getting to know your ticks. Blue Jay 60:107-115.

Platnick, N.I. & Dondale, C.D., 1991, The ground spiders of Canada and Alaska : Araneae: Gnaphosidae, Insects and Arachnids of Canada Handbook Series, 19, 297