Invasive poisonous spiders: These 5 species could soon conquer Germany
Created: 05/23/2022, 04:54
By: Olaf Kubasik
The Andalusian funnel-web spider is spreading rapidly through global trade.
© H. Bellmann/F.
Five poisonous spiders are becoming more and more common in Germany - people are in great danger if two species are bitten.
More and more invasive animals are spreading in Germany.
Usually "only" as a threat to existing ecosystems.
But among the so-called neozoa there are also those that cause fear and terror in many people: spiders.
Eight of their species should now be avoided in Baden-Württemberg.
According to scientists, more could follow soon.
Due to the fatal combination of global trade and global warming.
presents five spiders that have already been spotted in this country and whose bites can sometimes be fatal.
There was great concern in Austria when it invaded parts of the country.
No wonder, since the South Russian tarantula is one of the largest representatives of the web spider order in Europe.
And if you irritate the nocturnal, hairy eight-legged creature to the hilt, you have to reckon with a bite, which, in the worst case, can only cause brief episodes of fever.
According to experts, it could be that the invasive
Lycosa singoriensis will
reach Germany – but the probability is not very high.
known spider species
Poisonous spiders with bite danger: Certain species could conquer Germany
A completely different caliber, on the other hand, is the noble ball spider, which was first detected in Germany in 2017.
Britain has already taken
And it seems only a matter of time when it will spread to us.
Numerous people have already died on the island after their bites, which mostly occur during sleep or while getting dressed.
However, this is not due to the animal's poison, but to the fact that it carries life-threatening, sometimes multi-resistant bacteria on its biting tools.
Her relative from Sydney, Australia is the world's most venomous spider.
This fact alone makes the Andalusian funnel-web spider a nightmare for arachnophobics.
can also bite violently in the event of extreme irritation or threat and cause extreme pain and circulatory problems in humans for hours.
Due to a scientific misjudgment, the species was the only one protected in Europe - although, according to recent research, it can spread massively across the entire continent.
Germany before poison spider invasion?
Bites with bad consequences for humans
Another species is gigantic.
And there is an acute risk of confusion with her with the deadliest spider in the world.
That is why there is always a high level of alarm when the giant crab spider is spotted anywhere in Germany.
However, as its name suggests, only in warm places.
However, the bite of the
, which is now found worldwide , is harmless compared to its frightening dimensions: swelling and local pain are the result, which subside after a day.
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Number five in the ranks of invasive spider species has it all in the truest sense of the word.
Because the brown recluse spider, originally only found in the USA but introduced to Europe, has a poison that kills cells and causes tissue to decompose.
Amputations and death can be the worst consequences.
The devilish thing: People hardly notice the bite of
- until after two to eight hours pain sets in, which gets progressively worse.
And particularly scary: the brown recluse spider has already nested in a woman's ear.