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The Goldenrod Crab spider (Misumena vatia) is a species of crab spider which thrives in the northern hemisphere. This crab spider received the name Goldenrod Crab spider in North America, where it is the best-known and largest flower spider. This spide...

The Daring Jumping spider (Phidippus audax), also commonly know as the bold jumping spider, is a common jumping spider residing primarily in North America. Audax stems from Latin and means daring or audacious. The average size adult Daring Jumping s...

The Biting Spider or False Black Widow (Steatoda nobilis) is a species of arachnid native to the Canary Islands. It was accidentally introduced to England around 1870 through imported bananas that were sent to Torquay. It is also found in continental E...

The Hobo Spider (Tegenaria agrestis) is a species of arachnid that is native to western and central Europe. It is now also found in the northwestern United States and southwestern Canada. It has recently spread into southern Alaska, making it the first...

The Fishing Spider (Thalassius albocinctus) is a species of arachnid found in tropical Asia from India to the Philippines. It gets its name from the habit it has of catching small fish. It is found near water. This spider is easily identifiable by ...

The Raft Spider (Dolomedes fimbriatus) is a species of spider found in Europe. This is the largest raft spider found in Great Britain. Raft spiders are found in or near damp places. It is more commonly found among acidic bogs, rather than unpolluted wa...

The Nursery Web Spider (Pisaura mirabilis) is a species of spider found in the family Pisauridae. The adult is 0.39 to 0.59 inches long (females generally larger than the males). The male has been observed to feign death (pretending to be dead by r...

The Green Lynx Spider (Peucetia viridans) is a species of arachnid found in the United States, Central America, the West Indies and Venezuela. The species name viridans is derived from the Latin word viridis, meaning "green". The adult female is ab...

The "Tarantula" Wolf Spider (Lycosa tarantula) is a species of wolf spider that is found near and around the city of Taranto, Italy (called Tarentum in Roman times). This nocturnal species lurks near the opening of its burrow at night waiting for prey....

The Kauai Cave Wolf Spider (Adelocosa anops) is a species of spider that exists only in a few caves in a six square mile lava flow in the Koloa-Poipu region of Kauai, Hawaii. Only six populations are known to exist. It is locally known as the "Blind Wo...

The Triangulate Cobweb Spider (Steatoda triangulosa), also known as the Triangulate Bud Spider, is a species of common house spider that is found throughout the world. It is found along the coasts in North America, in southern Russia, in New Zealand, a...

The Sydney Brown Trapdoor spider (Misgolas rapax) is found mainly around Sydney, Australia and is a trapdoor spider. This spider is often confused with the Sydney Funnel-web spider, which is one of the world's most venomous spiders. The Sydney Brown Tr...

The Straight Horn tarantula is commonly referred to as the Burst Horned baboon (Ceratogyrus darlingi). Its obsolete name is Ceratogyrus bechuanicus. The Straight Horn tarantula is a spider that is from southern Africa, most often Botswana. The Stra...

The Red Legged Purseweb spider (Sphodros rufipes) is mygalomorph spider that is considered endangered. Although the spider has been photographed as far as Indiana, Missouri and New Jersey this spider primarily hails from the southern parts of the Unite...

The Cobalt Blue tarantula (Haplopelma lividum) is part of the tarantula species native to Thailand and Myanmar. Like many Asian tarantulas, it is rather aggressive. Because of the tarantula's aggressiveness it should only be kept as a pet by well info...

The Black Tunnelweb spider (Porrhothele antipodiana) is a spider that is found across New Zealand and the Chatham Islands. It can be found in bushes and gardens. The Black Tunnelweb spider is generally found living under logs and rocks. Its prey is oft...

The Dark Comb-footed Spider (Steatoda grossa), also known as the Cupboard Spider, Brown House Spider, or False Black Widow (several other species are generally known by these names as well), is a species of arachnid found throughout the world, includin...

The European Black Widow or Mediterranean Black Widow (Latrodectus tredecimguttatus) is a species of arachnid commonly found throughout the Mediterranean region. It ranges from Spain to southeast Asia. Other common names for this spider are malmignatte...

The Black Widow (Latrodectus mactans), typically known as the Southern Black Widow, is a species of arachnid that is native to the United States of America. There are two closely related species to the Southern Black Widow; the Western Black Widow (Lat...

The Brown Widow (Latrodectus geometricus), also known as the Brown Button Spider, Geometric Button Spider, or Gray Widow, is a species of arachnid that is related to the famous Black Widow Spider. The Brown Widow is found in the northern and southern U...