Poisonous Spiders and Other Venomous Arthropods in Missouri

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Curtis W. Wingo
Department of Entomology

This publication explains the habits and physical characteristics of poisonous spiders, scorpions, centipedes, etc., found in Missouri. It also describes symptoms of bites and provides instructions for first aid and other actions to take in case you are bitten.


  • Ants
  • Assassin bugs
  • Bees
  • Black widow
  • Centipedes
  • Brown recluse
  • Millipedes
  • Poison
  • Scorpions
  • Tarantulas
  • Wasps
  • Wolf spiders


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