Spiders in Iran

Spiders are without a doubt the most diverse and largest group of animals, especially if you take into account the number of species. Iran is one of the countries in the world known to have some of the most dangerous. Should you wish to know more about the fascinating and captivating spiders species in Iran, keep on reading below. The spiders we mentioned below show remarkable range of characteristics – some are completely harmless while others have necrotic effect.

Spiders in Iran

Spiders in Iran Identification Chart

Common Spiders in Iran

Velvet Spider (Loureedia phoenixi)Wall Crab Spiders (Selenopidae)Wolf Spiders
Crab Spiders

Biggest Spiders in Iran

Golden Silk Orb Weaver (Trichonephlia clavipes)Tarantula Wolf Spider (Lycosa tarantula)

Most Venomous Spiders

Cobweb Spiders/Tangle Web Spiders (Theridiidae)

Mediterranean Black Widow Spider Mediterranean Black Widow (Latrodectus tredecimguttatus) - The Mediterranean black widow spider has a history that dates back to 1790 when Italian expert Pietro Rossi introduced us to it. These spiders belong to the comb-footed family.… Continue Reading >

Steatoda Paykulliana Steatoda paykulliana - Meet the Steatoda paykulliana spider! It belongs to the comb-footed spiders family. Fun fact: it was named after a famous explorer from Sweden, Gustaf von Paykull.… Continue Reading >

White Widows Spiders White Widow (Latrodectus pallidus) - The White Widow Spider is a unique member of the cobweb spiders family. While you might have heard of black or redback spiders, the White Widow is different.… Continue Reading >


Mediterranean Recluse Spider Mediterranean Recluse (Loxosceles rufescens) - Guess where the Mediterranean recluse spider comes from? That's right, the Mediterranean areas! Even though it started there, now you can find this spider all over the world.… Continue Reading >

Less Venomous Spiders

Jumping Spiders

  • Red-bellied Jumping Spider – Philaeus chrysops
  • Pantropical Jumping Spider – Plexippus paykulli

Orb Weavers

Banded Garden Spider Banded Garden (Argiope trifasciata) - The banded garden spider is a common spider with two types: Argiope trifasciata deserticola and Argiope trifasciata kauaiensis. They prefer warm places and usually aren't around in cold winters because they don't like the chill.… Continue Reading >

Argiope Lobata Lobed Argiope (Argiope lobata) - Discover the Argiope lobata, a fascinating orb weaver spider that makes its home across three continents. Here, you'll find intriguing facts and details about this widespread spider.… Continue Reading >

European Garden Spider Cross Orb Weaver (Araneus diadematus) - Did you know the Cross Orb Weaver spider comes from Europe and North America? Their legs are super cool because they can spin special round webs.… Continue Reading >

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 >

Nursery Web Spiders (Pisauridae)

  • European Nursery Web Spider – Pisaura mirabilis