10 Most Common Spiders in the UK

Non-poisonous and poisonous spiders have cousins in other areas in the world. Find out what the 10 most common spiders are in the United Kingdom.

Brown Widow Spider Facts

The brown widow spider is a cousin of the black widow. It was originally from South Africa, but it can now be found even in California, USA. Here are some brown widow spider facts that you must know.

Spider Venom Could Cure Diseases

The toxin in venomous spiders can be used in making medicines for curing diseases. Spider venom are used in treating different kinds of medical conditions including lung cancer, Alzheimer’s, disease, heart fibrillation as well as severe pain.

Most Common Spiders in the USA

Studies show that the geographical range where spiders can be found may be a factor in the rate of their increase and the degree of their venom potency. If you live in the United States, here are some of the most common spiders that you will encounter — some of which are poisonous.

Cane Spider Size

The cane spider is also known as the brown huntsman, banana spider and giant crab spider. Cane spiders reach a size ranging from 3 to 5 inches wide and have a light brown color and a flat body.

Wolf Spider Size

The wolf spider can be found all over the world, especially in meadows and grasslands and in other areas where they can hunt insects as food. The size of the wolf spider (excluding its legs) ranges from 0.4 inches (10 millimeters) to 1.38 inches (35 millimeters).

Camel Spider Size

The camel spider size is considered big. It can reach up to about 6 inches or 15 centimeters in length. It is also known as a wind scorpion or an Egyptian giant solpugid.

Most Common Spiders in Australia

The funnel web spider, one of the deadliest spiders in the world, is among the long list of spiders that can be found in Australia. Here are the most common spiders in Australia (with photos) and what you need to know about them. 

Four Camel Spider Myths

Is it true that camel spiders eat human flesh and can run up to 25 miles per hour? Here are four myths about the camel spider that you may have heard.