15 Fascinating, Unique and Weird Spiders

We as a kid have wondered about the specie of the spider that gave such magical and super powers to the Spider-Man. This list might not be including that spider but is a collection of some unique, interesting and weird spiders. Thorn Spider Thorn Spider

15. Daddy Long Legs

Daddy Long Legs Daddy Long Legs Daddy Long Legs Spider Source The unique spider is from the Opiliones order. This specie of  spider has only two eyes, unlike the other species having six or eight eyes. The spider has very long legs, eight in number, giving it the name, Daddy Long Legs. The spider is also known as Harvestman. It uses it’s fangs to inject venom into it’s prey to kill it.

14. Purse Web Spider, male – Sphodros atlanticus

 Purseweb Spider, male - Sphodros atlanticus   Purse Web Spider, male – Sphodros atlanticus Purse Web spiders are shiny black spiders, medium in size with an over-sized chelicerae. They have 8 sprawling legs and two body parts. They are hatched from eggs and travel long distances in search of females once grown. Instead of weaving a web, they knit a tight and upright silken tube. They feed on insects and small spiders. They bite and are dangerous to those sensitive to spider bites. For the rest, they cause no harm.

13. Crab Spider

Crab Spider Crab Spider Crab Spider Source Crab Spider Source Crab Spider Close Up Source This eye catching spider, blending beautifully in it’s surroundings, among colorful flowers is known as Thomisidae and belongs to the family Philodromidae. The spider doesn’t build web but waits for it’s prey among the flowers. Some species change color to match the flower or leaf they sit on. Their 2nd pair of legs is longer than the 1st, 3rd and 4th pair. The common colors are yellow, green, orange, white or grey. They get their name due to their resemblance with crabs.

12. Mopsus Mormon – Green Jumping Spider – Australia

Green jumping spider Mopsus mormon Mopsus Mormon – Green Jumping Spider – Australia It is an Australian spider from the family Salticidae. The females are 12mm in length. The spider occurs in New Guinea, New South Wales and Western Australia. The male spiders have bright and sharp colors. They have long and attractive white “side whiskers” and a topknot of black hairs. Females lack the whiskers and topknot, but have a red and white elegant “mask”.

11. Goliath Bird Eating Spider

Goliath Birdeating Spider
Goliath Bird-Eating Spider The weird spider belongs to the Tarantula family. The spider is found in South American forests. It has a leg span of up to 12 inches. They usually don’t eat birds. But they are seldom found eating a baby bird. Usually they eat mice, mealworms and crickets. They build no web. Their legs make hissing sounds. They are very harmful. On contact, they cause severe irritation to human skin.

10. Wasp Spider

Wasp Spider Wasp Spider Wasp Spider on Finger Wasp Spider Wasp Spider known as Argiope bruennichi scientifically, is usually found in Europe. This spider lives  in rough grassy lands and makes it’s web on grass. It makes a beautiful zig-zag web. It has a poisonous venom. It captures it’s prey in it’s silken web and injects the insect with a paralyzing venom and a protein dissolving enzyme. It has a unique black and yellow pattern on it’s abdomen.

9. Writing Spider


Writing Spiders Writing Spider, Garden Spider or Corn Spider Writing Spider Source Spiders no doubt are amazing artists. They build their home skillfully and artistically. Writing Spider, Yellow and Black Garden Spider or Corn Spider is one such spider, from the genus Argiope. They have striking colored abdomen. They get their name, writing spider, from their practice of building their web or nest in a pattern of Zs and Xs down the center. They bite but are not dangerous. The male spider is much smaller than the female spider in size. He spins a companion web alongside the female spider and then the female lays her eggs. The female spider then places her egg sac containing 400-1400 eggs into the web.


8. Fishing Spider

Fishing Spider Fishing Spider Fishing Spiders belong to the family Pisauridae. These spiders have a hunting nature and follow a strategy to hunt their prey. This nature gives them their unique name, Fishing Spider. It is found near puddles and lakes. It sits quietly waiting for it’s prey. Once it finds it’s target, it darts out onto the insect in the water and grabs the prey. They can swim and walk on water.


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9 thoughts on “15 Fascinating, Unique and Weird Spiders

  1. daddy long legs is not a spider, it is a arachnid but not part of the spider order. they have no venom or silk gland. look it up.

  2. realy i ask of you only one thing how long dose a smiling spider live??????????????//

  3. wow daddy long legs is not in the spider oder its NOT harmless it dosent bite u its a good spider P.S im not writing this my friend is so DADDY LONG LEGS ARE KINDA KOOL lol

  4. The daddy longlegs have the most potent venon on earth,but they don’t go around killing people,because their fans are so short they can’t piece the skin of most mammals. And the wolf spiders are not dangerous, They are one of the most fascinating spiders on earth, if you can even provoke one to bite, it’s like a bee sting, there is no necrosis from the bite. They do far more good then harm

  5. To Craig, a daddy long leg is technically one of the most venomous spiders on Earth, buy their fans aren’t long enough to pierce a humans skin.

  6. look guys, first of all the people who think that wolf spiders are not deadly think again, most but not all tarantula species aren’t venoumus to humans but unlike tarantulas the wolf spider has a higher melecular venoum than tarantulas the only reason that they arn’t considered dangerous is because that they’d rather run than defend, and as for the daddy long legs: it’s a spider, the most dedliest of them all, but to humans- no, but only because it’s the most gentle of all arachnids no agresion at all, as for the size of the fang isue, some daddy long legs in southern africa has fangs measuring up to 2mm enough to penetrate human skin!

  7. Hello gentleman. Please allow me to get involved in this conversation. First of all,”daddy long legs” are not true spiders. They ARE in the arachnid order,but not in the aranae class which spiders belong. They are in the class called opillones,or harvestman. They get this name because they are typically seen around harvest time. Also as to the “they are the most venomous spiders” point,this is completely untrue. There are 6,500 known types of harvestman and probably about 10,000 total. Not one species carry venom glands at all,let alone venom. Yhats like saying the guy with no arms punches harder than anyone in the world. Secondly under about 200x normal magnification,you can see that harvestman dont have hollow fangs,but rather small pincer/claw like mandibles with which to grip food. Also it has been reported that wolf spider bite victims have had necrosis problems,which is believed to be caused by the amount of bacteria in the bite of the wolf spider because of their eating habits. Thank you for your time

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