Checklist

The most recent update to the state checklist was 20 July 2018.  I have two versions available here.  The full paper with checklist and annotations can be found by clicking on the title of the paper below; otherwise a simple, two-page field checklist is available by clicking on this link.

A Preliminary Checklist to the Spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) of Minnesota (U.S.A.) with Annotations

Abstract:  This is a list of spider species for Minnesota (U.S.A.).  It includes species that have been recorded in Minnesota as well as those which have ranges that suggest they are likely to be found in the state in the future.  The checklist is a compilation of records from the literature, museums, and personal collection efforts by the author.  Each species is annotated with a select reference or references and a comment if necessary.   This list represents several new state records and expansions of several species’ known ranges.

If you have any corrections, additions, or subtractions, please contact the author through Bethany Lutheran College.