Tiniest Spiders

It is pretty common to see what appear to be tiny spiders on your bed or walls. However, it is essential to distinguish between them and the eight-legged mites, which are separate species. An easy way to tell the two arthropods apart is that spiders possess a thorax, while mites do not.

The tiny spiders are generally not dangerous, and their venom is not fatal to humans.

Tiniest Spiders

Common Spiders: Zebra Jumping Spider, Oecobius amboseli 

Most Venomous

Though they flee most of the time, the common house spider can deliver an irritating bite.

Less Venomous

Sheet-weaver Spiders

  • Bowl and Doily Spider (Frontinella communis)
  • Filmy Dome Spider (Neriene radiata)
  • Black-tailed Red Sheetweaver Spider (Florinda coccinea)

Jumping Spiders

Comb-footed Spiders

Lynx Spiders

Wall Spiders