Spiders are among the most hardworking and beautiful arthropods. It is true that not everyone likes them (in fact those who like spiders rather detest them), and this is perhaps because of their disturbing way of moving and their somewhat extraterrestrial appearance. But they are a whole range of small jewelry, if you look at them well. Some announce their presence with massive horns or bright colors, others try to get lost with the landscape. Some spiders (most) are solitary beings that endure the arrival of a prey while patiently watching the tremor of their cobwebs. Or they await the arrival of a couple they can cannibalize after mating. Some are as large as a human face, others as small as a drop of dew. In this list you will find some of the rarest spiders in the world.
Common name: Hunter spider Description: Heteropoda davidbowie is a species of araneomorph spider of the family Sparassidae. It was found in Malaysia by Peter Jaeger, and named in honor of singer David Bowie. Many of these species are threatened. It is a large, yellowish, and hairy species.
Common Name: Two-Tailed Spider
Common Name: Large Jaw Spider
Common Name: Wrapping Spider
Common Name: Green Jumping Spider
Common name: Ogre face spiders Description: Spiders of this genus are called ogre face spiders, since having these large eyes is sometimes compared to this mythological creature. They are distributed almost everywhere in the tropics, from Australia to Africa and America.
Common Name: Black Armor Spider
Common name: Scorpion tail spider Description: The male body is 2 mm long and the female body is 16 mm long. The color of the body varies in the range of cream to chestnut, being in the young spiders a brighter color. The male of a smaller size has no tail. The outstanding size of the tail is sometimes similar to the tail of a scorpion, however this creature is harmless to humans. They build their net near ground level, at an angle or sometimes horizontally. Their prey are generally small flying insects. It is present in many parts of Australia.
Common name: Water spider Description: It is found in Europe and Asia. It presents the front part of the body (prosoma) of dark brown color and the posterior part (opistosoma) gray. The female measures 8 to 9 mm in body length, while the male reaches between 10 and 15 mm.
Common name: Stick spider Description: This strange spider resembles a zarzillo or a small green branch much more than an animal. When he is resting or waiting for a dam, he extends his thin legs and places his entire body in a straight line; with this tactic it becomes practically invisible to predators and prey. Its ability to mimic reaches the extreme that it puts the eggs in a bag, whose color and shape causes it to be confused with a berry. The species is endemic to India, Southeast Asia and Australia.
Common name: Crab spider Description: Quite common throughout Europe and present in Asia and North America. The male measures between 4 and 5 mm while the female reaches 10 mm. Frequently associated with the Solidago, which attracts many insects that it hunts and devours. He lives in flowers, especially white and yellow. Its abdomen is rounded and lengthens towards the back. The male is somewhat darker than the female, although the species is of a very variable color, white, cream, yellow, green or with spots and bands of color according to the flower in which it hunts
Common Name: Writer Spider
Common Name: Jumping Spider
Common Name: Orange Turtle Spider
Common name: --- Description: It is a species of spider that mimics weaver ants in morphology and behavior. This species can be found in India, Sri Lanka, China and much of Southeast Asia.
Common name: Tree trunk spider Do you see it?
Common Name: Peacock Spider
Common name: Seal spider Description: This spider seems to have added a tampon, of those used to stamp a signature in ink, at the end of the abdomen. When a specimen of Cyclocosmia truncata takes refuge in its nest, this disc fits perfectly to the circular shape of the burrow. This makes it very difficult for her predators to detect. This type of natural adaptation of creating barriers with the body itself is known as fragmosis, a term first used in the 20th century by WM Wheeler. Its natural habitat is the sandy riverbanks of some areas of North America.
Common Name: Mirror Spider Description: This species is an Australian endemism. It was first described in 1912. Its most unique feature is the metallic coloration of its abdomen that seems to mimic gold and silver. Thwaitesia nigronodosa is a spider of the family Theridiidae. A species of which there is little information but that is easily recognizable by its unmistakable appearance.
Common name: Eight-spotted crab spider
Common Name: Bird Poop Spider
Common name: Cobalt blue tarantula Description: This beautiful tarantula is very shy. It has a range of color in the legs that goes from black to metallic blue under some lighting. His abdomen is grayish while his chest can take gray-blue tones. Males are generally less spectacular than females. They are native to Southeast Asia, particularly Myanmar.
Common Name: Ladybug Spider
Common name: Long-horned spider Description: It is the only member of the monotypic genus Macracantha. It is native to South Asia, East Asia and Southeast Asia.
Common Name: Peacock Spider
Common name: Rainbow jumping spider
Common name: Happy face spider Description: Known as the "happy face" spider, for morphological aspects that resemble a smiling countenance or a cheerful clown in its yellow body.
Common Name: Pink Finger Tarantula
Common name: Soldier or baker spider Description: The female has a wide abdomen with six spines, usually placed two to each side and two to the rear. The color of the individuals can vary between yellow, white, orange and red (there are also black). These colors are accompanied by a series of black spots on the entire surface. The male is smaller, with less pointed spines than in the female and does not have a very marked coloration.
Common Name: Peacock Spider