Spiders in Venezuela

Venezuela is without a doubt one of the most biodiverse countries in the world. It has a diverse wildlife and so it is not surprising to note the number of animals in the country such as snakes, sharks, and the creepy crawlers like the spiders. It is where you can find different species of notorious spiders. If you are afraid of spiders, then you need to read this article up to the very end.

Spiders in Venezuela

Spiders in Venezuela Identification Chart

Common Spiders in Venezuela

Silver Garden Orbweaver (Argiope argentata)Amazon Thorn Spider (Micrathena schreibersi)Tropical Tent-web Spider (Cyrtophora citricola)

Biggest Spiders in Venezuela

Golden Silk Orb Weaver Spider (Trichonephila clavipes)Pantropical Huntsman Spider (Heteropoda venatoria)Southern House Spider (Kukulcania hibernalis)

Most Venomous Spiders

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 >

  • South American Black Widow – Latrodectus curacaviensis

Tarantulas (Theraphosidae)

  • Venezuelan Sun Tiger Tarantula – Psalmopoeus irminia

Wandering Spiders

Banana Spider Brazilian Wandering (Phoneutria) - The Brazilian Wandering spider is a type of spider from the Phoneutria group. Even though they're called "Brazilian," not all of them come from Brazil.… Continue Reading >

Less Venomous Spiders

Cobweb Spiders/Tangle Web Spiders (Theridiidae)

Image of Red House Spider Red House (Nesticodes rufipes) - Have you ever spotted a red spider in your home? It might be the red house spider! They're often found chilling in cool spots or near doorframes.… Continue Reading >

Orb Weavers (Araneidae)

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 >

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 >

Jumping Spiders

Lyssomanes Spider Lyssomanes - Jumping spiders are super interesting! Among them, there's a group called Lyssomanes with an impressive 90 different kinds. You can find them in Central and South America and even in the southern parts of the USA.… Continue Reading >

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 >

  • Pantropical Jumping Spider -Plexippus paykulli
  • Adanson’s House Jumping Spider – Hasarius adansoni

Tarantulas (Theraphosidae)

Pink Toe Tarantula Size Pink Toe Tarantula (Avicularia avicularia) - The Pink-toed tarantula has many names like Guyana pinktoe and South American pinktoe. It's a special spider from South America that loves daylight and climbing high.… Continue Reading >

Crevice Weavers (Filistatidae)

Southern House Spider Size Southern House (Kukulcania hibernalis) - The Southern House Spider lives in many parts of America, from the north to the south. It's quite a big spider! Interestingly, people often confuse the male Southern House Spider with another spider called the brown recluse because they look a lot alike.… Continue Reading >