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.

Common Spiders: Cane Spider, Oval St. Andrew’s Cross Spider, Hawaiian Garden Spider, Batik Golden Web Spider, Portia labiata

Big Spider: Cane Spider

Smallest Spider: Portia labiata

Most Dangerous Spiders: Redback Spider, Philippine Tangerine Spider

Spiders in the Philippines

Most Venomous

Comb-footed Spiders

  • Redback Spider (Latrodectus hasselti)


  • Philippine Tangerine Spider (Orphnaecus philippinus)

Less Venomous

Orb-weaver Spiders

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

Wolf Spiders

  • Lawn Wolf Spider (Hippasa holmerae)

Long-jawed Orb-weavers

  • Pear-shaped Leucauge Spider (Leucauge fastigata)

 Hackled Orb-weavers

Jumping Spiders

  • Portia labiata

Huntsman Spiders

Cellar Spiders

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