The 30 largest spiders in the world 2022

The largest spiders in the world 

Looking for the biggest spiders in the world, right? Did you know that spiders have been around for 350 million years? You’ll see pictures of the largest spider in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Scientists have actually agreed that people will face starvation without having to eat the crops.

Spiders also benefit people because fewer insects mean fewer bites and the transmission of disease.

With this in mind, we’ve compiled a list of the 11 largest spiders on the planet with photos and descriptions, sorted by leg span.

Key notes on the largest spiders in the world

1. The tarantula family is home to most of the largest spiders in the world.

2. Small birds, lizards, frogs, and fish are all prey to the largest spiders.

3. Giant spiders are not hostile by nature, but they will bite to protect themselves or their egg sacs.

4. Most giant spiders are not venomous. This rule is not always applicable.

5. The sounds made by the largest spiders (stridulation) are loud enough to be heard by humans.

List of the 30 largest spiders in the world

Below are the 30 largest spiders in the world as of 2022.

1. Goliath tarantula: 12 inches

Theraphosa blondi (Goliath tarantula) is the largest spider in the world by weight, weighing approximately 6.2 oz (175 g). It is a specific species of spider.

The spider can bite and venom it is similar to a wasp bite.

Its spiny hairs are more dangerous because they can cause itching and irritation for several days.

This spider, as its name implies, eats birds on occasion.

People living in its ecosystem catch and cook it; therefore, it is probably more afraid of you than you are of it (it tastes like shrimp).

It lives in burrows in the northern South American jungle and swamps. You can keep one as a pet if you like.

2. Giant hunter spider: 12 inches

The goliath tarantula is also one of the largest second-world spiders.

However, the giant hunter (Heteropoda maxima) has longer legs and a larger appearance.

Their twisted leg configuration, which gives them a crab-like stride, can identify hunter spiders.

A fatal bite from one of these spiders can result in hospitalization.

If you live in a warm environment, listen for the rhythmic ticking of the males, which sounds like a quartz clock.

3. Brazilian salmon pink tarantula: 11 inches

The Brazilian salmon pink tarantula (Lasiodora parahybana), the third largest spider, is only an inch smaller than the largest spider.

Although males have longer legs than females, females are heavier (over 100 grams).

However, if disturbed, the salmon pink tarantula can inflict a bite that can rival that of a cat.

Where it lives: we can find this species in the Brazilian forests in the wild.

However, it is a popular pet, so you may see it in a pet store or at your neighbor’s house.

The Brazilian salmon pink tarantula is the third largest spider in the world.

4. Grammostola Anthracina: 10+ inches

If you’re looking for huge spiders, head to South America. Another large species is Grammastola Anthracina.

This is a common domestic tarantula that won’t bite you unless you feed it mice or crickets.

They can live up to 20 years.

Easily found in Uruguay, Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina.

5. Colombian giant tarantula: 6-8 inches

They are also called Colombian big red-footed spiders. This species feeds on mice, lizards and huge insects.

That way, you can keep it for domestic pest control.

You don’t have to worry about a bite.

Threats (real or imagined) can make the spider turn around and strike with its spiky hind legs.

City: the rainforests of Brazil and Colombia.

6. Face-sized tarantula: 8 inches

In Sri Lanka, the face-sized tarantula (Poecilotheria rajaei) has adapted to deforestation by settling in abandoned structures.

The spider’s common name speaks for itself. Poecilotheria is its scientific name, which means “spotted wild animal” in Greek.

Birds, lizards, rodents and even snakes are among its favorite foods.

It can be found in Sri Lanka and India, where it inhabits old trees or old buildings.

7. Hercules Baboon Spider: 8 inches
The only known specimen of the Hercules baboon spider was mined in Nigeria about a century ago and is now preserved in the Natural History Museum in London.

It got its name because it eats baboons (not really).

It got its name because of the resemblance between its feet and the toes of a baboon.

City: East Africa.

Harpactirinae is another subfamily of spiders known as baboon spiders.

They are poisonous tarantulas that live in Africa.

Where it lives: The Hercules baboon spider may (or may not) be extinct, although smaller baboon spiders may be kept as pets (often mistakenly identified as Hercules baboons).

On the other hand, this tarantula seems constantly evil and is not a reasonable choice to begin with.

8. Camel spider: 6 inches

A wild black camel spider hunts at night in Morocco. Getty Images / Christian Bell

The name of this spider comes from the fact that it eats camels for breakfast (not really).

It looks like a hybrid of a scorpion and a spider, and it has two massive chelicerae (fangs) for biting and making creepy spider sounds (stridulation).

With a top speed of about 10 mph (16 km/h), this spider can chase and catch you if you’re not a sprinter.

Take solace in the fact that it is not venomous.

Location: Australia.

If it helps, it has never been seen in Antarctica.

9. Brazilian Wandering Spider: 5.9 inches

It may not be the biggest spider on the list, but it’s certainly the scariest.

Although the Brazilian wandering spider (Phoneutria fera), sometimes known as the banana spider, resembles a tarantula, it does not.

This is unfortunate because tarantulas are not particularly venomous and don’t want to get you.

The Brazilian wandering spider has been named the most venomous spider in the world. Guinness World Record Book of Records 2010.

If Guinness had an aggressiveness category, this spider would almost certainly be at the top.

This spider feeds mice, lizards and huge insects when he is resting at home.

He walks in search of food, as its name implies. During his travels he has visited Whole Foods in Oklahoma and Tesco in Essex.

The spider is highly venomous by nature.

Although it is native to South America, you can find it in the grocery department of your local supermarket.

10. Cerbalus aravaensis: 5.5 inches

If you find yourself among the sweltering sand dunes of Jordan, dehydration and sunburn aren’t the only dangers you’ll encounter.

Watch out for the largest hunter spider in the Middle East.

This spider builds its den under quicksand, but comes out at night to celebrate.

Scientists believe it is not very poisonous, but no one has tested that theory.

Where it lives: You should visit the Sands of Samara before they leave, but be careful of the spiders. Typically, they appear at night.

11 New Giant Tarantula – 8-inch leg span

The leg spread of the new Giant Tarantula is about 8 inches.

This spider, found in Sri Lanka and India, prefers to live in old structures and rotting wood.

Its diet consists of birds, lizards, rodents, and snakes, which are often larger than this animal in length.

This tarantula has a pink stripe on its body and a yellow-yellow stripe on its legs.

It was first discovered in 2012, and experts believe there are more unknown arthropod species in the northern region of Sri Lanka.

However, because of the ongoing fighting, it is dangerous for them to explore there. 12.

12. the Brazilian giant dark red tarantula – 10-inch leg span.

Brazilian giant dark red tarantula – 10-inch leg span Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay, and Argentina are home to the Brazilian giant reddish-red tarantula.

The fourth leg of this brown spider can reach 2.3 inches in length, although its entire body is only 2.5 inches long.

13. The tarantula goliath spider has a leg span of 11 inches.


The tarantula goliath spider is one of the thirteen largest spiders in the world on our list.

Note, the leg span of the tarantula goliath spider is 11 inches.

Suriname, Guyana, French Guiana, Venezuela and Brazil are home to this brown to light brown arthropod.

This nocturnal arthropod lives in the bush of the Amazon.

It ranges from 5 to 6 ounces in weight.

While some of the larger ones have been recorded devouring small birds such as hummingbirds.

Insects and small terrestrial vertebrates make up most of their diet.

Because they drag their prey back to their secret nests before eating, you will rarely see one eating.

14. Mexican redskin tarantulas 5.5 inches

Mexican redskin tarantulas are actually two separate species of spiders found on the Pacific coast of Mexico.

Both Brachypelma hamorii and Brachypelma smithi have bright reddish-orange “knees” or center parts of their legs that contrast with their black bodies.

The beauty, relatively mild disposition and long life of these spiders make them popular as pets.

For novice spider owners, they make excellent pets.

In addition, their living quarters take up very little space and their food is simple.

15. Caballus Arava Ensis 5.5 inch

Cerbalus aravaensis is a hunter spider native to Israel and the southern Arava Valley in Jordan.

Gershom Levy of Hebrew University in Jerusalem first described the species in 2007.

Although news outlets later reported it as a new discovery (with a slightly different spelling) by a team of scientists from Haifa University in 2010.

The spider is the largest member of the family Sparassidae in the Middle East with a leg span of 14 centimeters (5.5 inches).

Males are 1.85-2.40 cm (0.73-0.94 in) long and females are 2.20-2.65 cm (0.87-1.04 in) long.

16. Honduran Curly Tarantula 5.5 in.

A huge species of spider, the Honduran Curly Tarantula is found in Honduras.

Because of the long golden hairs covering its body, this spider has a dark (brown to dark blue) body with a golden-bronze sheen.

17. Brazilian Wandering Spider 5.9 inches

The Brazilian traveling spider (Phoneutria fera) is a dangerous and poisonous spider native to Brazil.

It got its name because it was found in Brazil.

However, it is known that this genus also exists in other parts of South and Central America.

The wandering spider family Ctenidae includes the Brazilian wandering spider.

18. Chilean pink tarantula 6 inches / 15.24 cm

Because of the large number of individuals caught in the wild that are cheaply exported for the pet trade from their native Chile.

The Chilean pink tarantula (Grammostola rosea), also known as the pink-haired tarantula, the Chilean fire tarantula.

Or Chilean red-haired tarantula (depending on color morph) is probably the most widespread species of tarantula available today in American and European pet stores.

Bolivia and Argentina are also home to this species. Fans of tarantulas usually keep G. rosea as a pet.

It is known that women can live up to 20 years.

But due to the fact that they did not appear on the market so long ago (and therefore have been the subject of a lot of research).

They can live much longer.

There is much confusion about this species and Grammostola porteri, with some people claiming that many “G. In the pet industry, rosea” are truly G. porteri.

19. trinidad chevron Tarantula 7 inches/17.8 cm

The Trinidadian chevron tarantula, Psalmopoeus cambridgei, is a species of spider in the family Theraphosidae unique to Trinidad.

Psalmotoxin and vanillotoxin, which are inhibitors of cystine knot proteins, are found in its venom.

Psalmotoxin may be beneficial to those who have had a stroke.

20. Mysore Aornamental Tranche Low 7 inches/17.8 cm

The Mysore Aornamental Tarantula, or Poecilotheria striata, is a large arboreal tarantula in the family Theraphosidae.

City: India.

It is found in both dry and wet deciduous forests between 500 and 1000 meters above sea level.

It appears to be found only in ten extremely fragmented sites.

21. Goliath Pink Toe Tarantula 7 inches / 17.8 cm

With a leg diagonal width of 6 to 7 inches, Avicularia braunshauseni (Goliath Pink Toe) is the largest species in the pink-toed family.

The overall hue of the tarantula is black, with a green iridescence on the hard upper body and pink coloration on the tips of each leg.

As the tarantula’s fangs fold under its body, it must strike its prey downward to pierce it.

Tarantulas have four pairs of legs in all, for a total of eight legs.

They also have four appendages surrounding their mouths called pedipalps and chelicerae.

The chelicerae have fangs and venom, and the pedipalps have tentacles and claws that help in feeding.

The male uses the pedipalps in the breeding process.

22. Columbian giant tarantula 8 inches / 20.32

Megaphobema robustum, often known as the Columbian giant tarantula or Columbian giant red leg, measures 6 to 8 inches in length.

Feeding process: Feeds on crickets and other large insects.

Location: Colombia and Brazil.

It is known for its belligerent nature.

This tarantula is a very large eye lollipop, its dark colors contrasting with various shades of bright brown and red.

They are opportunistic diggers who prefer to move things around whenever they get the chance.

23. Poecilotheria rajaei

The spider has a limb span of up to 20 centimeters (8 inches) and a pink stripe on its abdomen with bright yellow and gray trim on its first and fourth legs.

It prefers to live in old-growth trees, but because of deforestation, it is now considered rare in its war-torn habitat.

Not only that, it has settled in abandoned houses.

Rajai’s venom is not deadly to humans, although it can kill small rodents, birds, lizards, and snakes.

Although it is not known how rare the recently discovered tarantula is, there are concerns that habitat degradation is causing its population to decline.

Michael Rajakumar Pouraja, a local police inspector who led the research team in the search for live specimens, was given the species name.

Tarantula Tarantul has been named as one of the largest spiders in the world.

24. Chaco Golden Knee Tarantula 8.5 inches/21.59 cm

The Chaco Golden Knee Tarantula is a large spider native to Chaco, New Mexico.

It has yellow markings around the knee joints and a black or dark brown hue.

Adult Chaco golden-knee tarantulas have a leg span of 7 inches.

25. Giant baboon spider

This swarming spider is rusty orange-brown in color and ranges from dull black and gray to rusty orange-brown.

When it has just molted (after molting), it is black, and just before molting (before molting), it turns brown.

He has small weak eyes that can only estimate the level of light.

It has an oval abdomen up to 4 inches (10 cm) in diameter.

This tarantula is an old World species without hairs on its abdomen, despite its hairy legs.

(Urticating hairs are prickly hairs that can be shed for protection by most new World species (northern and South America).

They can cause severe itching).

Additionally, its legs may spread up to 8 inches (20 cm).

Like the rest of the family, this tarantula possesses downward-facing parallel fangs that are used as picks rather than pincers.

As an adult, males have a smaller abdomen than females.

The pedipalps of males are club-shaped, but because the normal lifespan of males is about 4 years, and the legspan of males is about 5 inches.

Differences between male and female pedipalps may become apparent after 4 years (13 cm).

These tarantulas produce relatively little silk, and what they spin is used to line their burrows or for egg sacs; they do not build nets.

These tarantulas, in particular, build elaborate burrows.

26. Lambpropelma violaceopes (Singapore blue) 10 in/25.2 cm

The Singapore blue tarantula (Omothymus violaceopes) is a large tree tarantula native to Malaysia and Singapore.

These spiders have been observed to reach a length of more than 9 inches (23 cm). With a brown or golden carapace, the legs are dark blue.

The male is often less bright than the female, indicating that the animal is sexually dimorphic.

The genus position of this species has been questioned, and specimens labeled as males of this species could potentially belong to another species.

27. Brazilian fire-red tarantulas (Lasiodora Difficilis) 10 in/25.4 cm.


The Brazilian fire-red tarantula is also known as one of the largest spiders in the world.

It is one of the largest tarantulas in the hobby, with a leg span of up to 10 inches.

It has a large body and a black shell with red hairs on its belly.

It is hardy and easy to care for, just like Lasiodora parahybana.

It is a terrific exhibition spider and is fun to watch grow.

28. Grammostola anthracina

Grammostola anthracina is a species of spider belonging to the family Theraphosidae (tarantulas). Uruguay, Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina are home to this species.

The entire body of Grammostola anthracina is brown, females have long spermathecae with a rounded apex.

The total body length of the female is about 45 mm, and the length of the fourth (last) leg is about 60 mm.

The basin of the first leg has stridulating hairs on the forward-facing side.

29. Bahia scarlet (Lasiodoraklugi) 12 inches/30.48 cm

This species is similar to Lasiodora parahybana and grows to 8-10 inches in length.

The klugi, on the other hand, has a larger and thicker body than L. parahybana, and its abdomen bears darker red hairs.

The parahybana is more shy and tolerant than L. klugi, which is more defensive and aggressive.

The klugi, like L. prophiction, is a fast-growing, vigorous tarantula that feeds on a number of insects and reptiles.

Location: Brazil.

30. Eucteniza Relata.

Eucteniza Relata is also one of the largest spiders in the world.

The southwestern spider hatchling, Eucteniza relata, belongs to the spider family Euctenizidae.

City: United States and Mexico.

Eucteniza (/juktnaz/yook-t-NY-z) is a genus of spiders in the family Euctenizidae.

And it includes at least 14 species that can be found in Mexico and the southern United States.

The softened back of the carapace distinguishes the species. Males have huge spines on the first two pairs of walking legs, which are used to grab females during mating.

They dig hinged burrows, like other hatchling spiders, and wait for passing insects and other arthropods to feed on them.

Many species have only one or two known locations or only males.

Entychides and Neoapachella spiders are linked to ecteniza spiders.

Frequently Asked Questions About the World’s 30 Largest Spiders 2022

What is the biggest spider in the world 2022?

The largest spider in the world is the “Goliath tarantula”: a leg span of 11 inches.

What is the largest spider on Earth?

goliath tarantula – the largest spider on earth

What is the creepiest spider?

1. The longest-legged spider.
2. Giant camel spider.
3. the black widow
4. Jumping spiders
5. Six-headed sand spider
6. Goliath tarantula spider
7. Kauai’s eyeless cave wolf spider

Is there a bigger spider than the tarantula goliath?

Yes! It is a common belief that the giant Spider-Hunter with its large leg span is larger than the tarantula.

What is the largest spider other than the tarantula?

Giant Hunter Spider (Heteropoda maxima)

Is there any spider bigger than a tarantula?

Yes! Goliath tarantula (Theraphosa blondi).

 

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