Golden Silk Orb Weaver

Let’s tackle another common spider, but not one you’ll come across here in the UK. Orb weavers are a huge and successful group of spiders, and what better way to introduce them to this blog than the beautiful golden silk orb weaver?

N. clavipes, native to the southern USA and central America.

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Golden Silk Orb Weaver

Woodlouse Spider

Continuing the trend of covering common household friends that you have probably seen at least once if not multiple times, let’s take a peek at the woodlouse spider, even though you probably don’t want to because it’s goddamn hideous. If you’ve seen one of these before, you will remember it, and now you know what it is!

woodlouse spider
D. crocata: just look at it. Drink it in.

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Woodlouse Spider

Brazilian Wandering Spider

A lot of people are scared of spiders, and this blog’s main mission is to demystify them and show just how wonderful they can be. So far we’ve seen an example of a cute harmless spider and an interesting spider, but it would be irresponsible to pretend that there aren’t spiders which at least partly deserve their bad reputation.

Let’s talk about the Brazilian wandering spider.

The Brazilian wandering spider.
P. nigriventer

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Brazilian Wandering Spider