Latest Spiders Articles

Huntsman Spider

Huntsman spiders are known for their long, thin legs. Their bodies are flattened. This is an adaptation that helps them squeeze into tight cracks and crevices. They have been known to lurk out in cars, especially under sun visors. You have been warned.

Trapdoor Spider

The trapdoor spider is a neat arachnid that digs a burrow with its fangs. The spider builds a camouflage trapdoor made out of silk and soil to trick its prey.

Spider Superstitions

Spiders have always been associated with witches and evil doers. Spiders are forever hanging about in pictures of Halloween, when ghosts and goblins are all about. Toss in a few spider superstitions and you've got the perfect recipe for things that give us the frights.

Green Lynx Spider

The green lynx spider is an active hunter that hides among flowers or shrubs and uses camouflage to ambush prey such as butterflies, moths, and bees.

Hobo Spider

The Hobo Spider inhabits Central and Western Europe and was brought over to the Northwest United States in the 1930s. The Hobo spider spins funnel shaped webs and is known to come inside homes during the late summer or early fall. Its bite is venomous.

Brown Recluse Spider Control

Brown recluse spider control can take months, but control is possible if you approach it properly. Proper identification, exclusion, elimination of hiding places and proper monitoring and pesticide applications can make you a winner.

Yellow Sac Spider

Yellow sac spiders are probably responsible for more spider bites that occur in the US than any other spider. They have a bite that is painful but does not have long term side effects.

Spiders - Jumping Spider

A Spider that can jump up to eighty times the length of its body. Sounds like a myth that might have been invented by Steven Spielberg, but even the creator of the movie Arachnophobia couldn't make up that story about the jumping spider.

Funnel Web Spider

The common Funnel Web spider derives its name from the unique webs it spins. The Funnel Web spider kills garden pests, but the bite of this common spider is harmless to humans.

Crab Spiders

Not all spiders weave a web to trap their prey. Crab spiders use camouflage to blend in with their surroundings and long front legs to grab prey that wanders too close.

Spitting Spider

Spitting spiders are known for their ability to spit a venomous silk from their fangs that immobilizes their prey.

Spider Webs

Spider webs are not exclusively used by spiders to capture prey. They are also used as protection from predators, to travel by œballooning, or to encase egg sacs. Some spiders, by working together, can make huge spider webs that cover several acres of trees.

Daddy Long Legs

There is an urban legend going around that daddy long leg spiders are the most venomous spiders in the world. This is just a myth, and in fact, many of the creatures known as daddy long legs are not spiders at all, but a close relative called harvestmen. In this article we talk about true daddy long leg spiders.

Fear of Spiders

An original short story about a boy's fear of spiders may ring familiar. The story was written by a friend who would like to stay anonymous. Comments are welcome.


Scorpions are venomous arachnids known for packing a powerful sting, but scorpions are usually non-lethal to humans. Discover what scorpions eat, how to prevent scorpions from entering your home, and get ideas for new scorpion tattoos you might have in mind.

Camel Spiders

The camel spider is found mostly in very arid locations like deserts. Soldiers fighting in the arid lands of the middle east often report find camel spiders in their surroundings.

Banana Spider

The banana spider name is used for two entirely different species of spiders; the North American banana spider and the banana spider that is found in Central and South America . The southern rendition can be deadly, but is generally found, thankfully, only in rainforests. Still, there are over a thousand reports of bites every year in areas in southern Brazil.

Spider Repellant

***image3*** Just because something is a home remedy does not mean it is not worth trying. The Osage orange is said to have terrific spider repellent attributes, but there is no science behind the claim. However, if it works for you that is all that matters.

Flying Spider

***image1***Is there really a flying spider? Well, they don't do the "spider man flying" bit, but they do use their webs to help them lift off.

Fishing Spider

***image2*** A fishing spider is not the most common spider, but you do run into them when water is nearby. That water doesn't have to come from a stream or a lake. Unfortunately, your swimming pool can be a good living environment for fishing spiders, too.

Wolf Spider

***image5***The mere mention of wolf spiders make me worry about giant, hairy things ready to pounce. What is it about these the wolf spider that give us the creeps? And how serious are wolf spider bites?

Where Do Brown Recluse Spiders Live

***image6***Where to Brown Recluse spiders live? Anywhere they want to. Old joke, but true. These spiders want to be left to themselves in cultered, dark corners.

Black Widow Spider Bites

***image4***All spider bites contain venom, but the black widow spider bites have more powerful venom than others.

How Spider Webs Are Made

Cobwebs! Spider webs! What's the difference?