All spiders can
and will bite if in danger or accidentally touched e.g.
in shoes or clothing etc. Any spider bite can cause a
reaction in a person who is susceptible, ranging from
the severity of a bee or wasp sting type bite to
those requiring hospitalisation and even death.
Different people react in different ways, similar to
those who have an allergic reaction to bee
stings, so it is best to be cautious around all spiders and
look but do not handle any spider no matter how it is classified.
There are over 30 000 species of spiders and new species are still
being discovered, so it is impossible to list all of them.
listed below most of the common spiders that I have on this web site
according to their danger -
High Risk - dangerous bites that
can be life threatening if not treated/antivenin administered.
Medium Risk - bites that can be
necrotic and eventually life threatening if not treated.
Low Risk - bites that can give
severe pain but are not usually necrotic or life threatening
Little Risk - bites that are not
severe, similar to a bee sting.
Click on the name for some info on their bites and symptoms.
Check out the Spider photos page and
Other Spiders page for more information on