Distribution

While I have county distribution data for the spiders of Minnesota, I currently do not have the infrastructure to produce a user-friendly map-like interface that will enable the public to readily determine where in the state each species can be found.  Below is a table showing the number of spider species currently recorded for each county (last updated 17 June 2024).  It is difficult to predict how many species may be found in each county, but I expect at least 400 species per county (and perhaps as many as 600 species).  You can see how much discovery has yet to happen!

You can also help with completing known distributions by submitting photographs to the Spiders of Minnesota Project on iNaturalist.

Aitkin 71
Anoka 144
Becker 38
Beltrami 51
Benton 22
Big Stone 28
Blue Earth 191
Brown 54
Carlton 66
Carver 80
Cass 56
Chippewa 33
Chisago 50
Clay 45
Clearwater 155
Cook 67
Cottonwood 52
Crow Wing 59
Dakota 109
Dodge 39
Douglas 20
Faribault 35
Fillmore 50
Freeborn 42
Goodhue 52
Grant 16
Hennepin 216
Houston 69
Hubbard 50
Isanti 41
Itasca 86
Jackson 28
Kanabec 45
Kandiyohi 34
Kittson 29
Koochiching 48
Lac Qui Parle 32
Lake 76
Lake of the Woods 72
Le Sueur 70
Lincoln 45
Lyon 22
Mahnomen 33
Marshall 27
Martin 29
McLeod 31
Meeker 21
Mille Lacs 44
Morrison 40
Mower 36
Murray 35
Nicollet 94
Nobles 35
Norman 13
Olmsted 68
Otter Tail 52
Pennington 19
Pine 46
Pipestone 43
Polk 37
Pope 25
Ramsey 165
Red Lake 30
Redwood 38
Renville 43
Rice 69
Rock 61
Roseau 68
Scott 87
Sherburne 46
Sibley 58
St. Louis 161
Stearns 51
Steele 36
Stevens 45
Swift 25
Todd 39
Traverse 38
Wabasha 69
Wadena 17
Waseca 51
Washington 117
Watonwan 54
Wilkin 15
Winona 69
Wright 40
Yellow Medicine 48