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Types of Spiders in the Philippines: List with Pictures

Spiders in the Philippines

There aren’t many dangerous spiders present in the Philippines. The deadliest spider one can encounter is the redback, or Australian Black Widow, whose venom can cause human skin to decay. However, most spiders avoid humans and flee if discovered.

The smallest known species is the jumping spider Portia labiata at around 7-10 mm.

Spiders in Philippines

Spiders in Philippines Identification Chart

Common Spiders in the Philippines

Cane SpiderOval St. Andrew’s Cross SpiderHawaiian Garden Spider
Batik Golden Web SpiderPortia labiata

Big Spider in the Philippines

Cane Spider

Smallest Spider in the Philippines

Portia labiata

Most Dangerous Spiders in the Philippines

Redback SpiderPhilippine Tangerine Spider

Most Venomous Spiders

Comb-footed Spiders

Male Redback Spider Redback Spider (Latrodectus hasseltii) - The Redback spider, often called the Australian black widow, comes from places in Australia. Nowadays, you can find it all over Australia and even in New Zealand.… Continue Reading >


  • Philippine Tangerine Spider (Orphnaecus philippinus)

Less Venomous Spiders

Orb-weaver Spiders

Hawaiian Garden Spider Web Hawaiian Garden (Argiope appensa) - The Hawaiian garden spider comes from places like Taiwan, Hawaii, Indonesia, and New Guinea. They're part of the orb-weaver spider family, known for their beautiful webs.… Continue Reading >

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 >

  • Grass Cross Spider (Argiope catenulata)
  • Neoscona lipana
  • Brown Sailor Spider (Neoscona nautica)
  • Asian Hermit Spider (Nephilengys malabarensis)
  • Abandoned-web Orb-weaver Spider (Parawixia dehaani)
  • Double Spotted Spiny Spider (Thelacantha brevispina)
  • Batik Golden Web Spider (Trichonephila antipodiana)
  • Oval St. Andrew’s Cross Spider (Argiope aemula)

Wolf Spiders

  • Lawn Wolf Spider (Hippasa holmerae)

Long-jawed Orb-weavers

  • Pear-shaped Leucauge Spider (Leucauge fastigata)

 Hackled Orb-weavers

Jumping Spiders

Portia Labiata Size Portia Labiata - The Portia labiata spider is a really cool jumping spider that lives in many places in Asia, like Java, Malaysia, and Singapore. Jumping spiders are fun because, well, they jump!… Continue Reading >

Huntsman Spiders

Giant Cane Spider Cane (Heteropoda venatoria) - Picture a large spider called the Cane Spider. It lives in warm, tropical places and doesn't make webs. Instead, it hunts for food when the stars come out!… Continue Reading >

Cellar Spiders

  • Short-bodied Cellar Spider (Physocyclus globosus)
  • Pale Daddy-long-legs Spider (Smeringopus pallidus)