Spiders in Cambodia

Cambodia is filled with diverse creatures and beautiful landscapes. If you are in Asia, visiting Cambodia will surely be one of your bucket list. However, you need to be aware that while discovering the beauty of Cambodia, there are possibilities that you will encounter creepy creatures. It could possess a huge problem, especially if you have arachnophobia. In this article, we will discuss some of the spider species you might encounter during your stay in Cambodia.

Spiders in Cambodia

Spiders in Cambodia Identification Chart

Common Spiders in Cambodia

Banded Phintella (Phintella vittate)Common Housefly Catcher (Plexippus petersi)Black and White Spiny Spider (Gasteracantha kuhli)
Multi-colored Phintella (Phintelloides versicolor)Hasselt’s Spiny Spider (Macracantha hasselti)Abandoned-web Orb-Weaver (Parawixia dehaani)
Long-horned Orb Weaver (Macracantha arcuate)Asian Hermit Spider (Nephilengys malabarensis)

Biggest Spiders in Cambodia

Thai Zebra Leg Tarantula (Haplopelma albostriatum)Goliath Bird Eating Tarantula (Theraphosa blondi)Pantropical Huntsman Spider (Heteropoda venatoria)
Giant Huntsman Spider (Heteropoda maxima)Giant Golden Orb Weaver (Nephila pilipes)

Most Venomous Spiders


Jumping Spiders

  • Two-striped Telamonia Spiders – Telamonia dimidiate

Less Venomous Spiders


Thailand Zebra Leg Tarantula Thailand Zebra Leg Tarantula (Cyriopagopus albostriatus) - The Thailand zebra leg tarantula has unique stripes that inspired its name. This spider calls Southeast Asia its home. With 'albo' meaning white and 'striatus' indicating lines, its title perfectly captures its appearance.… Continue Reading >

Female Goliath Birdeater Goliath Birdeater (Theraphosa blondi) - The Goliath birdeater spider is a member of the tarantula family and calls the southern part of North America home. Holding the title of the world's largest spider by size and mass, they only fall second in leg span to the giant huntsman spider.… Continue Reading >

  • Vietnamese Tiger Tarantula – Cyriopagopus longipes

Wolf Spiders

  • Lawn Wolf Spider – Hippasa holmerae

Jumping Spiders

Gray Wall Jumping Spider Gray Wall Jumping (Menemerus bivittatus) - Did you know there's a spider called the Gray wall jumper? It belongs to the Salticidae family and is found in warm tropical places in both the north and south.… Continue Reading >

  • Pantropical Jumping Spider – Plexippus paykulli
  • Red Weaver Ant-mimicking Spider – Myrmaplata plataleoides
  • Heavy-bodied Jumping Spider – Hyllus semicupreus

Orb Weavers

Giant Wood Spider Web Giant Wood Spider (Nephila pilipes) - Meet the Nephila Pilipes! This golden orb-weaver spider calls many places home, from Asian countries like China and India to faraway Australia. It's one of the biggest orb-weaving spiders out there.… Continue Reading >

Long-Jawed Spiders

  • Pear-shaped Opadometa – Opadometa fastigata

Huntsman Spiders (Sparassidae Family)

Giant Huntsman Spider Size Giant Huntsman (Heteropoda maxima) - The Giant Huntsman spider has a big claim to fame: it has the longest legs among all spiders! Found in the Laos region, this spider is also super speedy. It chases its prey really fast!… Continue Reading >