An educational website about spiders and other arachnids…
The Black Widow Spider is the most poisonous spider in the U.S. This little spider can pack a punch large enough to kill pet dogs, cats, even children. In some cases it may result in death for adults if there is an allergic reaction. This spider can be identified by a red hourglass shape on the underbelly of this black silky spider.
The Brown Recluse spider is one of the most feared spiders in the country. With many cousins and relatives, like the Arizona or Brazilian Recluse, these spiders can be found almost anywhere. These spiders don’t like confrontation and will rarely bite, but when the spider does bit it causes loss of tissue and severe scarring in afflicted area.
The Tarantula Spider is a type of spider that consumes its prey by moving its jaws up and down, rather than left to right; this determines a True Tarantula. Tarantulas are common across the United States, commonly kept as pets; these spiders can get large enough to even begin preying on small lizards and other spiders as well.
An Orb Weaving Spider is called that for a reason. This spider can create beautiful spider webs with incredible symmetry. Though this spider contains a Neurotoxin similar to that of Black Widows, this spider’s bite is considered a lot less potent than most spiders. Any pain should go away within 24 hours.