25 Adorable Spiders That Are Not As Scary As You Think

Few people say they like spiders. These little creatures are usually characterized by terms like “disgusting”, “detestable” or “revolting” but in fact, the bad reputation is entirely undeserved. Most spiders are not dangerous to humans at all. Indeed, many are beneficial because they eat other pests in our homes and gardens. If we still have not succeeded in convincing you to stop hating these little guys, these 25 adorable spiders will show you that even spiders can be cute, or at least, interesting.

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Himalayan jumping spider

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The Himalayan jumping spider is a tiny spider that lives high up in the Himalayas, and has been found at altitudes as high as 22,000 feet above sea level. Its only source of food at these extreme heights is stray insects that are blown up the mountainside by the wind.

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Arrowhead spider

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The arrowhead spider is a brightly colored arachnid whose leg span is barely 1 inch. These tiny creatures, absolutely harmless to humans, can be found during the spring, summer, and fall. They lurk around low shrubs at approximately 2 to 3 feet above ground in wooded thickets, wetlands, gardens and marsh areas.


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Wasp spider

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This spider is, like all orb-weavers, not poisonous. Wasp spiders weave their webs between grass at a height of up to a foot. Adult females are much larger than the males

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Goliath bird eating spider

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After giant huntsman,the Goliath bird-eater is the world´s second largest spider by leg span and may by the largest by mass. Despite its name, the spider does not normally eat birds, it feeds on insects. It is venomous but the venom is relatively harmless and its effects are comparable to those of a wasp’s sting.


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Green jumping spider

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Occurring in Queensland, New Guinea, New South Wales, the Northern Territory, and Western Australia, this species is one of the largest jumping spiders. The males are strikingly colored and decorated with long white “side whiskers”.

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