The world’s Biggest Spider Discovered

The Biggest Spider:

The world’s largest spinning spider discovered. The new species of giant spider is so big that it can eat birds and bats with its four-feet wide web.

The Spider is found in Madagascar and Africa, the growth of spider is more than four inches in diameter which is officially the world’s biggest web spinning spider.

The Spider is named Nephila Komaci. It has the quality of eating insects but it can also prey on small birds, bats and even lizards.

Not poisonous to humans but it could issue a nasty bite. Like many spiders, it is only the females that are the giants, with males up to five times smaller than their mates.

More than 41,000 spider species are known to science with about 400 – 500 new species added each year.

Top 10 Deadliest Spiders of the World:

Below I have the list of the most dangerous, deadliest, poisonous spiders from around the world.

This list below is the list of the deadliest spiders.

10- Banana Spider:

(Scientific name – Phonenutria nigriventer) – The Banana Spider , with its name may not sound scary to you but it really is. It is very poisonous and ranks for the deadliest spider found in the world. The Banana Spider is found in the Central and South America

9- Sydney funnelweb (Atrax robustus) - Australia.

This is Australia’s deadliest spider which can kill in minutes.

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26 Responses to “The world’s Biggest Spider Discovered”

  1. alwin says:

    wow!! its very big one

  2. DJ says:

    Amazing. Awesome!

  3. Jurrich says:

    nice google translate job there.

  4. Shifty says:

    Thats not really that big… And as it says “The world’s largest spinning spider discovered”, not the worlds largest spider. There’s some spider thats the size of a dinner plate, I think its called a Goliath tarantula or something.

  5. Oyunlar says:

    i wanted to see more spider photo.

  6. Rina says:

    Why do I keep doing this to myself! Now I will jump at the slightest movement and have nightmares.

  7. Rob says:

    Just discovered ? 4-foot size web ? Ha ! Well known in Okinawa, Japan as the O-JORO-GUMO, I have seen webs bigger than 6 feet across. These have been known to science for ages. Again, “Just discovered” ???

  8. david says:

    i seen one of the red-yellow-black legged spiders in florida at the monkey jungle spot. it looks like it has diamonds on its back and its big!

  9. Brad says:

    Ummm this list is pretty inaccurate…tarantulas can deliver a painful bite for sure but they are not deadly to humans. I’m not sure how 4 tarantulas can make the list of 10 without a single mention of the brazilian wandering spider. They are also known as banana spiders but they do not build webs so I’m not sure where they got the picture for the first spider but it is inaccurate.

    • Zachary says:

      brad, you are absolutely correct, on top of that WOLF Spiders being among the most deadly?? Come on now, symptoms of their venomous bite include swelling, mild pain and itching. Though usually considered harmless to humans, the bite of some species may be painful.

      • Reed says:

        Even when this idiot labels the wolf spider as the eighth deadliest spider in the world (which as the man above as said) he contradicts himself in the description by saying its the third deadliest discovered spider. He probably just googled “scary spider”, copied pictures, and copied the first description he saw.

  10. Steve says:

    Zachary, the Wolf spider you refer to is different and is either from the US or AU not Central or South America.

    There listing is close to correct but I think your right they are missing a thing or two.

    Deadliest Known arachnids
    1st & 2nd
    Banana Spider (Phonenutria nigriventer)
    Sydney funnelweb (Atrax robustus)
    * these two spiders can kill in minutes from a bite.

    Wolf Spider (Lycosa raptorialerythrognatha)

    Brazilian wandering spiders (Phoneutria spp.) nicknamed Spawn of Satan, or banana spiders
    * The Wandering Spider is the most aggressive as it will sit up and girate at you in anger. This spiders venom is used in erectile dysfunction treatments.

    5th thru 7th
    Brown Recluse Spider (Loxesceles recluse) nicknamed Violin or Fiddler spider
    Black Widow (Latrodectus sp.)
    Sac Spider (Cheiracanthium punctorium)
    * The Black Widow kills more people but the Brown Recluse actually takes longer to recover from, does more damage, and some people have to live with out breaks the rest of their lives.

    Tarantula (Eurypelma rubropilosum)

    Tarantula (Acanthoscurria atrox)

    Tarantula (Lasiodora klugi)

    Tarantula (Pamphobeteus sp.)

    Largest Known arachnids
    1st & 2nd (11in size)
    Huntsman Spider (Heteropoda maxima)
    Goliath tarantula (Theraphosa blondi) nicknamed Bird Eating spider

    3rd to 5th (10in size)
    Brazilian salmon pink (Lasiodora parahybana)
    Brazilian ginat tawny (Grammostola mollicoma)
    Wolf spider (Cupiennius sellei)

    6th & 7th (9in size)
    Purple bloom Bird Eating (Xenesthis immanis) and (Xenesthis monstrosa)

    8th (8in size)
    Hercules baboon (Hysterocrates Hercules)

    9th (7in size)
    Cameroon Red Tarantula (Hysterocrates gigas)

    10th & 11th (5in size)
    Cardinal spider (Tenenaria parietina)
    Brazilian wandering spiders (Phoneutria spp.)

    • Chris_Skeleton says:

      To Steve, the writer of this article, and all other readers, tarantulas are not deadly so you can go ahead and drop them
      off that list. Where you do you get your info? Once again, none of those tarantulas on your “deadly” list even have any potent venom. They are all New world tarantulas that have mild venom. If you wouldve listed some old world tarantulas such as Haplopelma spp., Heteroscodra spp., or Pterinochilus spp., then you wouldve been closer, but still not right. Old world have more potent venom, but none are deadly either. No tarantula is. Do your research before you start posting wrong information just like what’s in this crap article. Plus this crap article has a picture of a Mexican red knee (Brachypelma smithi) for the Eurypelma tarantula which is wrong, a cobalt blue (Haplopelma lividum) for the Lasiodora klugi, and apparently the most deadly of all the Pamphobeteus in which they have a picture of the most common tarantula inthe pet trade, a Grammostola rosea. Hey if that’s deadly, I wonder how percolate can sell them for less than $20? This article is a joke, not only are tarantulas not deadly, but the writer couldn’t even get pictures of the right ones. If you want real info go to arachnoboards.

  11. mutantbuzzard says:

    #7 is an australian red back, not a black widow and neather is that big. Is the camal spider a false scorpin? Cause it should have made this list.

  12. Chris_Skeleton says:

    Fixing typo

    How can petco sell that “deadly” tarantula for less than $20?

    And P.S. Steve, the Hercules baboon is no longer around.

  13. Mollie says:

    LMFAO!!!! If tarantulas were deadly I wouldnt be here right now! I hate it when people dont do their HW

  14. Ryan says:

    Tarantulas are not lethal at all

    they are “venomous” not “poisonous”

    Sign up at “” and READ SOMETHING and learn a thing or two

  15. George says:

    i have found the same spider 2 years back in India…I have taken few snaps also…but it is bullshit that it can eat birds…

    • Chris_Skeleton says:

      There are no species of tarantula from India on this list. The Goliath
      birdeater is Theraphosa blondi. It is found in
      south America. The species you saw in India were Poecilotheria spp. which are referred to as Ornamental spiders. Not bird eaters. And yes a birdeater could very well eat a bird.

  16. jeremy says:

    did any one notice the l klugi isnt even the correct picture. . . hahahaha

    the pic is of an H lividum. . . .

    good grief man get it together

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