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11 dangerous species of spiders to be careful of

2024-02-12T14:25:30.368Z

Highlights: The Brazilian wandering spider is the deadliest spider in the world. The Sydney funnel-web spider can kill a person within an hour if you don't act in time. The Southern Black Widow is also a very dangerous poisonous spider found mainly in the USA, Canada and Latin America. The nurse's thorn finger can poison a person with its bite, but the poison is weak enough that it doesn't kill you. The redback spider is native to New Zealand and Australia and can be easily recognized by the red stripe on its back.



As of: February 12, 2024, 3:13 p.m

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Fortunately, the most poisonous spiders do not live in Germany.

But there are also specimens in this country that can bite.

1 / 11The Brazilian wandering spider is the deadliest spider in the world.

As the name suggests, it is found in Brazil and is also called the banana spider because it was transported all over the world in banana crates.

Their venom is toxic to a human's nervous system and can also kill adults.

An estimated ten people die every year from the bite of a Brazilian wandering spider.

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2 / 11The Sydney funnel-web spider is also a poisonous species of spider that can kill a person within an hour if you don't act in time.

It is mainly found in Australia and is up to five centimeters tall.

The males' venom is six times stronger, but the females are much larger.

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3 / 11The Southern Black Widow is also a very dangerous poisonous spider found mainly in the USA, Canada and Latin America.

Their venom causes muscle pain and cramps, mild paralysis and difficulty breathing.

Severe cases must be treated with an antidote.

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4 / 11The Chilean angle spiderEspecially found in Chile and South and Central America, the Chilean angle spider is a dangerous species that is widespread in this area.

It is said to occur in up to 40 percent of all households in Chile.

Their bite can cause tissue damage and even death from liver failure.

There is no real antidote for this spider, but bites from these animals are rare because they are not aggressive and nocturnal.

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5 / 11The nurse's thorn finger, often just called thorn finger, is the most poisonous spider native to Germany.

It can poison a person with its bite, but the poison is weak enough that it doesn't kill you.

However, you may experience swollen limbs, dizziness, fever or chills.

The symptoms subside after a few days.

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6 / 11The yellow sac spider is related to the thorn finger, but lives on the American continent.

Their venom can attack cells and tissues in the human body.

However, severe symptoms are rare.

Most of the time, those affected only have swelling and redness.

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7 / 11The brown widow is an invasive species that is now native to most parts of the world.

The brown widow's venom is stronger than that of the black widow.

However, this species is not aggressive, tends to stay away from humans and only releases a small amount of venom when bitten.

In rare cases, death can occur, but there is an antidote to brown widow venom.

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8 / 11Another widow species is the redback spider, which is native to New Zealand and Australia.

It builds nests on grape leaves and grapes and can be easily recognized by the red stripe on its back.

Spider venom is a neurotoxin that can cause pain, sweating and rapid heartbeat.

However, the animals are not aggressive and often play dead rather than attack.

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9 / 11The red widow can be recognized by its red-brown rump and its reddish color.

It is found in Florida and feeds on insects.

It is very rare that it bites people - but it is also very dangerous.

If it does happen, an antidote must be administered, otherwise death can result.

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10 / 11The garden spider is widespread in Germany and is one of the slightly poisonous species.

It can bite a person where they have particularly thin layers of skin and irritate the skin in that area.

However, the bites are usually only dangerous if the affected person suffers from an allergy and are more comparable to those of insects such as mosquitoes.

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11 / 11The water spider is also a poisonous species of spider that occurs in Germany.

However, as the name suggests, it lives in water and not on land, which is why it is rarely encountered.

If a water spider bites you, the symptoms will be irritated or itchy skin.

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Source: merkur

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