6 Types of Spiders That Are Well-Known


6 Types of Spiders That Are Well-Known

We are all familiar with spiders. They are omnipresent in our homes, inside and outside of it, as well as outdoors. We attribute danger and harm with a spider, but they are of all kinds, dangerous and harmless. We perhaps may never have shed light on the various types of spiders that exist in the environment. To sum it up, there are approximately 40,000 species of spiders in the world. Let us come across some facts and information about some of the species.

1. Black Widow Spider

6 Types of Spiders That Are Well-Known
6 Types of Spiders That Are Well-Known

Black Widow spider is famous for causing severe health conditions through their venomous bites. It can make a human seriously ill, causing nausea, muscular spasms, paralysis of the diaphragm, among others. Generally, these spiders are timid in nature that only bite for self-defense.

They are pretty small in size with the female being around 0.5-inch-long and the male about 0.25 inch. Their most distinctive physical characteristic is a red hourglass-like mark at their abdomen.

2. American House Spider

This species of the spider is one of the most common ones which is infamous for the messy web they build. These arthropods make their way into almost every household and are recognized by their tan, greyish or brown color coupled with dark brown patterns and a rounded abdomen. These spiders are harmless in nature.

3. Brown Widow Spider

The Brown Widow spider is as dangerous as it’s cousin species The Black Widow spider. Although not fatal, their neurotoxic venom may contain some seriously painful effects like muscle spasms and may even cause spinal paralysis, which is usually temporary. Brown Widows have a poor vision, like many other spider species and they find it difficult to move outside of their web. When they feel threatened or if their web is harmed, these crawlers bite.

4. Sac Spiders

6 Types of Spiders That Are Well-Known
6 Types of Spiders That Are Well-Known

These are one of those spider species which don’t make webs. A Sac spider usually takes refuge near the ceiling or high on the walls. They are oval shaped and about 0.5 inches long. Their bites don’t generally produce fatal effects. Just a little swelling and soreness at the affected area may be found with no harmful consequences after that.

5. Wolf Spider

6 Types of Spiders That Are Well-Known
6 Types of Spiders That Are Well-Known

Wolf Spiders are usually larger than the common house spider which may enter a house through wall cracks, or any openings it may find. A Wolf Spider is little longer than an inch and they are brown, black or greyish in color. They are entirely harmless to humans and can be made into great pets. However, people allergic to spider bites may need treatment.

6. Hobo Spider

The Hobo spider is a very aggressive species of spider. Alternately known as Funnel weavers, they make a funnel-like web. Though aggressive, they are not dangerous to humans. They have a solid brown or tan colored appearance with no spots or patterns in it. These arthropods are usually found in dark areas hiding under the staircase or a similar place.

These were some insights into some of the most common spiders that we find around in the environment.

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