Spiders in Nicaragua

Nicaragua offers a laid-back atmosphere, which is perfect for people who want to live a stress-free life. However, one thing to note about this beautiful haven is its rich nature, which includes crawly critters. There are numerous spiders and some of them can be enormous in size, which will surely frighten those who have fears of spiders. If you are one of those people who fears spiders, then know that not all spider species are dangerous to humans. Some are harmless while others are highly venomous. The good news is that spider bite incidents in Nicaragua is rare and usually a result of self-defense and not because of an attack. Get to know more about spiders in Nicaragua in this article.

Spiders in Nicaragua

Spiders in Nicaragua Identification Chart

Common Spiders in Nicaragua

 Green Lynx Spider (Peucetia viridans)

Sylvan Jumping Spider (Colonus sylvanus)

Spined Micrathena (Micrathena gracilis)

Tropical Orb Weaver (Eriophora ravilla)Arrowhead Orb Weaver (Verrucosa arenata)Golden Jumping Spider (Paraphidippus aurantius)
Red-thighed Bromeliad Spider (Cupiennius coccineus)Silver Garden Orbweaver (Argiope argentata)Spinybacked Orbweaver Spider (Gasteracantha cancriformis)

Biggest Spiders in Nicaragua

Tiger Bromeliad Spider (Large Wandering Spider)

Spot-legged Bromeliad Spider (Cupiennius getazi)

Western Spotted Orbweaver (Neoscona oaxacensis)

Costa Rican Blue Front Tarantula (Aphonopelma crinirufum)Pantropical Huntsman Spider (Heteropoda venatoria)

Most Venomous Spiders


  • Costa Rican Redleg Tarantula – Megaphobema mesomelas

Cobweb Spiders/Tangle Web Spiders (Theridiidae)

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


Costa Rican Zebra Tarantula Costa Rican Zebra Tarantula (Aphonopelma seemanni) - Zebra tarantulas are fascinating spiders known for their striking black and white stripes near their leg joints, which resemble zebra patterns.… Continue Reading >

Curly Hair Tarantula Habitat Curly Hair Tarantula (Brachypelma albopilosum) - The curly hair tarantula is a special kind of tarantula spider. It comes from a place called Costa Rica. What's cool about this spider? It has a curly look, just like curly hair!… Continue Reading >

  • Costa Rican Suntiger Tarantula / Tiger Rump Tarantula – Davus ruficeps

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 >