The lifespan of a spider varies depending on the species. On average, spiders live for about 1-2 years, with the females having a greater lifespan than the males. Most male spiders attain sexual maturity within two years and usually die after the mating process. A few spider species, such as the Goliath birdeater, live up to 25 years.
Most male spiders live for a year or two, but the females can have a life expectancy of two to three years.
|Species||Average Lifespan (years)|
|Yellow Garden Spider||1-2|
|British House Spider||1-6|
|Cross Orbweaver Spider||1-1.5|
|Brown Recluse Spider||1-2|
|Black Widow Spider||1-3|
|Brazilian Wandering Spider||1-2|
|Folding Trapdoor Spider||15-20|
A spider can go one or two months without food and water. Although it does not need to eat regularly, it will frequently eat if food is available in abundance. It spends most of its time waiting patiently in its web for a meal.