Spiders in Cayman Islands

One of the most visited places in the Caribbean is the Cayman Islands. The island is also home to some of the most beautiful and distinct creatures such as spiders. There are lots of spider species to be found including some of the most venomous spiders. The good news is that most spiders in the Cayman Islands are not harmful to people. But even so, it would help a lot if you know how to recognize various species of spiders that you might encounter when visiting this lovely place.

Spiders in Cayman Islands

Spiders in Cayman Islands Identification Chart

Common Spiders in Cayman Islands

Common House SpidersAcacesia hamata or Typical Orb WeaverGorse Orb Weaver

Biggest Spiders in Cayman Islands

Cayman TarantulaFemale Golden Orb WeaverGolden Silk Orb Weaver

Most Venomous Spiders


Brown Recluse Image Brown Recluse Spider (Loxosceles reclusa) - The brown recluse spider is a special spider found mostly in the central and southern parts of the U.S. It's part of a small group of spiders in North America known for having strong venom, along with the Chilean recluse and black widow.… Continue Reading >

Cobweb Spiders/Tangle Web Spiders (Theridiidae)

Widow Spider Widow (Latrodectus) - Meet the Latrodectus spiders, often known as true widows! They're part of the cobweb spider family. By July 2017, there were 31 types of them, living everywhere except Antarctica.… Continue Reading >

Southern Black Widow Size Southern Black Widow (Latrodectus mactans) - Did you know there's a spider called the southern black widow? It's mostly found in North America. It has family members like the western black widow and northern black widow, and they look a bit alike.… Continue Reading >

Female Brown Widow Spider Brown Widow (Latrodectus geometricus) - The Brown Widow Spider is a cool spider that belongs to the cobweb spiders family. Some people know more about its cousin, the Black Widow, but the Brown Widow has its own interesting story.… Continue Reading >

Less Venomous Spiders

Orb Weaver

Golden Silk Orb-Weaver Spider Golden Silk Orb-Weaver (Nephila) - Have you ever seen a spider's web that shines like gold? Meet the Golden Silk Orb-Weaver! With 23 different types living around the world, they're known for their special golden webs.… Continue Reading >

Gasteracantha Cancriformis Spider Spinybacked Orbweaver (Gasteracantha cancriformis) - Discover the spiny-backed orb-weaver, a fascinating spider from the orb-weaver family. Found mostly in the New World, these spiders are known for the unique, spine-like bumps on their back.… Continue Reading >

Star Bellied Orb Weaver Spider Starbellied Orb-weaver (Acanthepeira stellata) - The Starbellied orb-weaver is a special spider from the Araneidae family. You can often see it in places like Mexico and Canada, especially between late spring and early fall.… Continue Reading >

Funnel Weaver (Agelenidae)

Picture of a Grass Spider Grass Spider (Agelenopsis) - The American grass spider is a fascinating creature from the funnel weaver family, mainly found in various regions of the United States. This post offers a deep dive into intriguing facts about this spider, helping you understand its unique world. … Continue Reading >

  • Labyrinth Spider – Agelena labyrinthica