The Top 7 Biggest Spiders in the World 

8th March, 2024


 Location: South America (rainforests of Brazil, Venezuela, etc.)  Size: Up to 12-inch leg span, body the size of a dinner plate Scary Factor: The world's heaviest spider, known to prey on small birds occasionally.

Goliath Birdeater

Giant Huntsman Spider

Location: Laos, with other huntsman species found worldwide Size: Up to 12-inch leg span Scary Factor: These spiders get their name from their speed and hunting prowess, and their enormous size makes them even more formidable.

Brazilian Salmon Pink Birdeater

Location: Brazil Size: Up to 11-inch leg span Scary Factor: They possess potent venom and an aggressive temperament.

Colombian Giant Tarantula (Megaphobema robustum)

 Location: Colombia, Brazil Size: Up to 8-inch leg span (sometimes larger) Scary Factor: Large size and powerful fangs – plus they make a hissing sound when threatened!

Face-Sized Tarantula (Poecilotheria rajaei)

Location: Sri Lanka and India Size: Up to 8-inch leg span Scary Factor: Newly discovered, fast-moving, tree-dwelling species with potent venom.

Chaco Golden Knee Tarantula

Location: Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia Size: Up to 8-inch leg span Scary Factor: These tarantulas can be aggressive and prone to 'flicking' irritating hairs when agitated.

Camel Spider (Solifugae)

 Location: Deserts worldwide Size: Up to 6-inch leg span Scary Factor: Huge jaws, blazing speed, and myths about them feeding on humans give them a fearsome reputation.