The largest spider in the world is a species of tarantula found in South America – Theraphosa leblondi – where one specimen had a leg span of over 11 inches. The large “bird spider” tarantulas of South America have been known to live over 27 years. The most dangerous spider to humans may be the… Read More


Jumping Spider Info There are more than 300 species of jumping spiders found throughout the United States and Canada. Unlike most spiders, which are nocturnal, jumping spiders are active during the day and seem to enjoy sunshine. Relatively small and compact, they are found in nearly every US state. Their webs are comprised of several… Read More


Orb Weaver Spider Info Part of a large family of spiders known as the Araneidae, the orb weaver spider is difficult to tell from other species of the same family. In fact, more common than telling the spider apart by identification, people often notice the orb weaver spider by the ornate web it creates. Their… Read More


Camel Spider Info Large, tan, and intimidating, camel spiders are rumored to dine on the stomachs of camels and sleeping soldiers. And while they are large and scary looking, these members of the arachnid family do not feed on the stomachs of camels nor do they chase humans like many believe. For many, the arachnid… Read More


Brown Recluse Info Like its name would suggest, the brown recluse is a large brown spider that hides in remote locations throughout most of its life. They are one of the two poisonous spiders in North America along with the black widow. They are found throughout the southern and Midwestern United States and are active… Read More


Black Widow Info One of the two poisonous spiders in North America, along with the brown recluse, the black widow is found throughout the United States. However, they are most common in the warmer climates of the southern United States. They are often found on the underside of ledges, rocks, plants, and around homes. They… Read More