Wandering spiders is the name given to the species of the Ctenidae family having about 50 genera. The most popular species of this group is the Brazilian Wandering spider.
|Brazilian Wandering||Phoneutria keyserlingi||Cupiennius chiapanensis|
|Phoneutria fera||Cupiennius salei||Ctenus villasboasi|
|Ctenus hibernalis||Phoneutria pertyi||Phoneutria nigriventer|
Size: They have a moderately small body, being about 5 cm (2 inches) long.
Color: Most spiders of this family have a brown body.
Other characteristics: The upper part of the oval carapace of this species possess a longitudinal groove.
They are small in size and enclosed in a white sac.
The spiderlings stay with the mother for a short span until maturity.
Though not much detail is available, most members of this family like the Brazilian Wandering spider do not build webs. They search for their pray by roaming around the jungle floor.
The members of the wandering spider family are venomous, though those belonging to the Phoneutria genus tops the list and are known to have hazardous effects on humans.
|Distribution||Continents of Asia, Africa, Australia, and South America|
|Habitat||Jungle floors when spotted in the wild, as well as dark, desolate, dingy areas|
|Diet||Small insects as well as other spider species|