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  • The red back spider prefer to live in its silky nest and it is capable of eating prey its own size Read More
  • The bite from a yellow sac spider is like a wasp bite. Many house spiders are killed because of this
  • Pictures of the most venomous spiders ... some are really ugly
  • The golden silk spider wraps its prey (insects) in silk thereby immobilizing it before dinner
  • The jumping spider can jump a distance of >30 times its own length and other impressive facts
  • Spiders have 8 legs, no antenna and no wings. Insects have six legs, two antenna and sometimes wings
  • The funnelweb spider is very aggressive. Its bite can cause death within 15 minutes by atratoxin
  • The bird spider are tarantulas. They live in Asia and China and most prefer burrows
  • Get to know the most dangerous spiders before you are killed by one of them
  • Fear of spiders has been a natural part of human evolution. Learn the basics about fear of spiders
  • The brown recluse spider is a solitary creature that prefers shelters and small crevices
  • The hobo spider is sometimes referred to as the aggressive house spider. It is not aggressive at all
  • Females are double the size of males. They don’t eat males unless no other food is available
  • Learn about spiders so big that they can capture, kill and eat birds
  • Wolf spider females carry their egg sacs with them. Spiderlings stay with their mother on her back
  • Learn what to look out for if you are bitten by a spider, and when to
    seek help
  • Camel spiders are not spiders. When approached it will make a hissing warning sound
  • Brazilian wandering spiders hunt on the ground during the night - no web is needed
  • Tarantulas are nocturnal animals. They can grow very large and are often shown at exhibitions
  • See a video of a wolf spider with its eyes glowing in the dark - plus many other videos
  • Learn about spider webs and how spiders produce their silk
  • 4-5 times as many people are killed by horses than spider bites in the US
  • Brown widow spiders live at the east coast in the USA - they have a beautiful hourglass as coloration


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Spider Pictures

By Anders Nielsen, Ph.d.

Several readers have suggested a picture gallery of the most poisonous (venomous) spiders in the world. As mentioned on the front page, this should of course be the most venomous spiders in the world and not the most poisonous.

The first couple of pictures are from the genus Latrodectus, better known as the black widows.

Topic: Spider Videos
Spider Webs

More Pictures Follow Below

We start with some images of the red back spider.

Topic: Arachnophobia
Brown Recluse S.

Photos of the Red Back Spider

Latrodectus mactans is a black widow spider and one of the most venomous spiders in the world. It is found throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the West Indies. It builds strong retreats close to the ground.

However, it also spreads its web over plants. It always needs some kind of a shelter and can often be seen in small crevices.

Topic: Worlds Biggest S.
Wolf Spiders

Topic: Yellow Sac S.
Are spiders insects?

The Funnel Web Spider

The venom from the funnel web spider (a.k.a. Atrax Robustus) can kill a human within 15 minutes. This makes the funnel web spider one of the most poisonous spiders in the world. This is a small collection of pictures of the funnel web spider.

Topic: Spider Bites
Camel Spider

Would you like to be bitten by one of these creatures? If you're interested in spider bites and what a spider bite looks like, you can visit the spider bite picture gallery.

The Golden Silk Spider

In Ohio, an enormous golden silk spider was found. The golden silk spiders are easily identified by their yellowish abdomen and silvery carapace (the front end of the spider. Below are some golden silk spider pictures.

A golden silk spider in a web

Topic: Hobo Spider
Black Widow S.

Topic: Bird Spider
Most dangerous S.

Topic: Golden Silk S.
Red Back Jumping S.

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The Red Back Spider

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The Jumping Spider

This spider isn't dangerous at all. It is a visual hunter and captures its prey by jumping towards it.

A jumping spider

The Brown Recluse Spider

This is one of the most feared spiders in the USA, and it seems as if this spider is currently spreading towards most of Southern USA. Texas and Arizona are the places to go if you would like to see a brown recluse.

A brown recluse spider

Topic: Venom
Brown Widow Spiders

Hobo Spiders

Originally this spider was imported into the U.S. (Seattle) along with agricultural products. Currently hobo spiders are spreading towards the Eastern USA.

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Topic: Spider Pictures
Yellow Garden S.
Topic: Jumping S.
Funnel Web S.
Topic: Tarantulas
Brazilian Wandering S.