Types of Spiders

  • False Widow SpiderSteatoda nobilis is most commonly known as the noble false widow spider (or simply false widow spider). It got its name because of its physical resemblance to the black widow spider which, as we all know, is one of the most venomous spiders in the world.
  • Common House SpiderThe common house spider is also known as the American house spider. It forms tangled webs in human dwellings, particularly between loose walls, as well as at the back of open doors and attic windows.
  • Giant House SpiderThe giant house spider is a close relative of the hobo spider. The females can reach up to 18.5 mm in length while males can grow from 12 to 15 mm in length.
  • Crab SpiderCrab spiders are called such because of their resemblance to crabs and the manner of how they position their two front pairs of legs. Their ability to move sideways or backwards also got them the name crab spiders.
  • Fiddleback SpiderFiddleback spider is another name for one of the most venomous spider in the world. Learn which poisonous spider it is, why it got called the fiddleback spider, and what the symptoms are of a fiddleback spider bite.
  • Orb Weaver SpiderThe orb weaver spider is part of the spider family Araneidae and is known for building spiral wheel-shaped webs in forests, fields and even gardens of homes.
  • Black Widow SpiderOne of the most poisonous spiders in the world is the black widow (Latrodectusmectans). They are found in temperate in the south and west regions and in United States.
  • Yellow Sac SpiderCheiracanthium is a genus of spiders commonly called the yellow sac spider. Its venom contains the substance cytotoxin, like that of a brown recluse.
  • Wolf SpiderA wolf spider is a robust and agile hunting spider and a member of the Lycosidae family and usually found in terrestrial habitats including shrub lands.
  • Tarantula SpiderThe tarantula is considered the biggest spider in the world and it belongs to the Theraphosidae family of spiders, which consists of 900 different species. Most tarantula species are not a threat to humans. Some are even in high demand because of the exotic pet trade.
  • Hobo SpiderLike brown recluse spiders, hobo spiders can be venomous and can cause necrosis, which is skin cell death due to a spider bite.
  • Camel SpiderCamel spiders are actually not spiders; they're solifugae, which is a different class of arachnids from spiders and scorpions. Camel spiders are also known as sun spiders, wind spiders and wind scorpions.
  • Huntsman SpiderAll huntsman spiders belong to the Sparassidae family and called as such because of their speed and their mode of hunting.
  • Jumping SpiderJumping spiders are able to jump high and their hunting skills enable them to kill preys twice their size.
  • Brazilian Wandering SpiderThe Brazilian wandering spider is an active hunter mainly found in South America and Central America. Unlike like most other spiders, it doesn't weave and live in webs. Instead, it spends its life wandering on the ground (hence the name) hunting for small animals.
  • Brown Recluse SpiderThe body of the brown recluse spider (BRS) is light tan to dark brown in color. It is about 1/2" to 1/4 " in size.The males are usually smaller than females.
  • Brown Recluse Spider GalleryHere are some pictures of the brown recluse spider to help you identify this type of poisonous spider.
  • How to Identify the Brown Recluse SpiderThe brown recluse spider is very poisonous and it likes to live in a lot of places, including closets, boxes, shoes, and even clothes. Learn how to identify the brown recluse spider so you can prevent it from biting you or your loved ones.