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Meet 10 Beautiful Spiders
- 1 Meet 10 Beautiful Spiders
- 2 10 Most Beautiful Spiders In The World
- 3 Most Hated Animals
Are you afraid of spiders? Don’t be; these are only pictures of spiders that stand out because of their strikingly beautiful appearance. Or at least, some species of spiders that you’d be lucky to ever see in the wild. They’re always prettier when you don’t have to separate them from a screaming family member in the bathroom.
Some species of the spider genus called Thwaitesia are also referred to as mirror spiders, bling spiders, or sequined spiders because of the bright and sometimes reflective jewel tones of their abdomens. This one is from Australia.
Photograph by Flickr user Robert Whyte.
Another species of mirrored spider is Thwaitesia argentiopunctata. These colorful spiders are found in Australia. Honestly, not all Thwaitesia species are in Australia, just the most nicely photographed examples.
Ladybird Mimic Spider
The Ladybird Mimic Spider, or Paraplectana, adopted the red with black spots look of a common ladybug. Why? Possibly it’s because ladybugs taste pretty bad, and are unattractive to predators. They are found in the tropical regions of Africa and Asia.
Spiny Orb Weaver
Spiders of the genus Gasteracantha are orb weavers. Gasteracantha dalyi are native to India and have two long curved “horns.” Those spines are not really horns, but the spider’s spinnerets. Scary looking, but still beautiful in its own way.
Photograph by Flickr user Robert Whyte.
This is the face of an ogre-faced spider, or Deinopis subrufa. Look at those beautiful blue eyes! This species is a net-casting spider, meaning it throws its web to catch prey. It lives in eastern Australia and Tasmania.
Photograph by Flickr user Thomas Shahan.
The genus Phidippus are jumping spiders, mostly found in North America. One of the prettiest is Phidippus workmani, found in the United States. How could you resist those lovely eyes -all four of them?
Photograph by Flickr user Thomas Shahan.
Phidippus putnami is also quite beautiful, with colors that resemble a flower.
Photograph by Flickr user Jurgen Otto.
Maratus splendens is not the only species of peacock spider, but its taxonomic name is particularly descriptive. It is certainly splendid! This species is only found near Sydney, Australia. The male of the species has a colorful flap that it raises to attract females.
Maratus volens, on the other hand, is found in Queensland, New South Wales, Western Australia, and Tasmania. Maratus spiders are a type of jumping spider. The female is a dull brown, which is just fine with the family.
10 Most Beautiful Spiders In The World
Have you killed tiny spiders at home? Yes, would be the answer from majority. However, with the prettiest looks of spiders listed below, there are no chances that your answer will be a “Yes”. Some of them like Martinique or jumping spider win million hearts and enter their homes as a pet animal. With special looks, here we have listed the 10 most beautiful spiders around the world.
10. Martinique Red Tree Spider
Martinique red tree spider is a lovely pet spider found in the Martinique and Dominica. It changes its color as it matures and the color initially is considered to be blue followed by green as it matures. When the Martinique spider matures, the abdomen changes from blue in color to green and is featured with pink fur all over the body including the leg spans. Bites from them are generally not dangerous, and if provoked can flee from the spot. Female Martinique spiders are larger than the male and are capable of jumping far up to a length of over 30 cm.
9. Golden Silk Spider
As the name says, the Golden Silk Orb-Weaver impresses by weaving golden webs like none other spiders. The body of Golden Silk spider is orange in color with leg spans having stripes of black, brown or yellow. The vibrant black and yellow contrast on their legs are facilitated to shoo the predators by not falling for them. Apart from their beautiful looks, the Orb-Weaver consists of venom, which is almost compared to a black widow. However, when potent is into consideration, the Orb-Weaver is pretty compromising.
8. Orchard Spider
Extremely dynamic with colors, the Orchard spider is one of the most vibrant spiders around the world. Abdomen resembles like a yellow crystals and leg spans are leafy green in color. Though very beautiful by looks, it is bizarre to notice that the spider hangs at the center of the web, which is horizontally weaved by them. It is primarily found in the central part of US and Canada. Orchard spider is parasitized by wasp larva that gets attached to the abdomen during initial stages of development.
7. Spiny Orb Weaver
Spiny Orb Weaver, as the name says, consists of spiny throne like structure in their abdomen. Fixtures on their abdomen gives unique appearances that resembles a crab. To be very honey, the Spiny spider looks pretty similar to a cake with five candles fixed decoratively. With very short life-span of about one year, it is majorly seen during the months of October and November, having greatly distributed across California and Florida.
6. Jumping Spider
Jumping spider is the largest species in the spider family with a count of over 5200. It is, big and pretty, very often displayed in television shows due its cutie looks. The most highlighted feature in jumping spider is their sparkling and astounding eyes. The body is about 25 mm in length, which is very slow at its movement. With a total of four eyes, the Jumping spiders are considered to have the best vision among the arthropods. Finally, Apart from their attractive front eyes, the body is brown in color covered with fur all over the body.
5. Peacock Spider
Peacock spider have similar color as a Peacock due to its colorful abdomen. The pattern on the abdomen of a peacock spider consists of amazingly beautiful orange and green stripes. From Australia, It is specifically found in Sydney. The nature is clever enough, wherein a male abdomen is designed more attractive than female ones to provoke. Males generally vibrate their sparkling abdomen during courtship. About 4-5mm in length, the male Peacock spiders is featured with nanostructure embedded in sac-like scales on their abdomen. Finally, This helps in better reflection against the light.
4. Wasp Spider
More likely like a Wasp, the Wasp spider is one the most charming spiders around the world, majorly found in many parts of Asia and Europe. In addition, Beauty of Wasp spider is personified in the form of yellow and black stripes on its abdomen. Furthermore, Female ones execute the cannibalism against the male after the mating period. There is a large variation in sizes of opposite gender, with females and males having length of 4mm and 15mm respectively. It has special looks when it resides on a surface with yellow backgrounds.
3. Brazilian Crab Spider
Brazilian Crab Spider has another name “Flower Crab Spider”, is found in North-America and is the largest of flower crab family. Fantastic by looks, the Brazilian crab spider resembles a flower, which gets well versed if placed on a flower. It is capable of camouflaging itself by sitting on a flower with color ranging between white and Yellow. The webs created by flower crab spiders are incredible, due to which other insects get attracted. While, Web designs are incredible enough to trap small insects.
2. Eight Spotted Crab Spider
The yellow beauty personified in the form of spots that are featured on an eight spotted crab spider. It is entitled because of eight vibrant black markings on its abdomen with fantastic yellow surface of the body. At first looks, the spider could resemble as a toy or a candy. It was discovered in dense forests of Singapore in 1924, which was at a size of about 1 inch in length. Most noteworthy is the spider’s outer layer resembles a honey bee suite with bullet marking on its abdomen.
1. Sequined Spider
Sequined Spider, also recognized as “Mirror Spider”, is one of the most gorgeous spiders around the world with mirroring capabilities on their abdomen. Mirror spider is found specifically in Australia. The body color ranges between green and red, and the length is generally about 0.12 inch. The abdomen of sequined spider is featured with mirror scales in order to defend itself from prey and other insects. It is also capable of changing the color and size of the scales depending on the threat and environment.
The Most Beautiful Spiders in the World! [PIC HEAVY]
Alright all you spider haters! For the many years I’ve been on this forum, I’ve seen countless threads and posts regarding spiders and — from what I can tell — the vast, and nearly unanimous hatred and/or fear of them. In fact, the very reason I’m making this thread is because is because we currently have a new topic (Spiders Could Theoretically Eat all Humans In One Year), in which nearly all comments were a rise to destroy every spider in sight (Mostly comic hyperbole, but nevertheless. )
Well! I for one happen to LOVE spiders! Take that, conformists!
In fact, I used to have several different kinds of arachnids and arthropods as pets, and have worked with or alongside them on many occasions, some nearly the size of dinner plates (Goliath Bird Eating Tarantula)
Why love spiders? There are tons of reasons!
They’re just cool
They’re the inspiration of many mythological and legendary beasts, sometimes even creators and gods (link)
They are mostly harmless. In fact, out of the 34,000 known species, only about 27 of those species have ever caused a human fatality.
Furthermore! North America has roughly 3,400 of those species, and only 2 of them are actually harmful to humans (The Recluses and Widows)
If you find a spider in your house it means that roughly 2000 other insects will not be there due to your friendly neighborhood spidey protection!
Spider silk is being used as a textile material, is incredibly strong, and may redefine what building materials we’ll be using in the future thanks to it’s light weight and durability.
They reduce pests and maintain stability in our ecosystems
They also reduce the spread of disease and ailments due to these pests.
And they were the inspiration for Spiderman
They also happen to be BEAUTIFUL CREATURES!
(Click on the thumbnails to make the images larger)
Baby Jumping Spider
Bird Dung Spider
Jumping Spider with Baby
Golden Orb Weaver
Indian Ornamental Tarantula
Martinique Red Tree Spider (Tarantula)
Spiny Backed Orb Weaver
Poecilotheria metallica Tarantula
More jumping spiders.
Spiny Backed Orb Weaver
Well there you go! Thought I should share a view from the other perspective
Most Hated Animals
The Top Ten Most Hated Animals
Make sure to keep everything clean because they don’t like it
Literally the only good thing a mosquito can do is be food for other animals. Besides that, they’re gross, evil, and the reincarnation of hitler. — KeyboardHero
Why are they even on this planet! — MichaelAftonUTTP
Why do they even exist? They don’t help anybody with their existance!
Okay, I have 2 stories. When I was in Spain I saw one on the ground. And another time in Spain one Crawled up my moms shirt she took her clothes off.
Those dumb things keep entering my house like it’s theirs
They’re creepy! — Userguy44
HATE THAM so BADLY if I die I will ask god why he ever made tham — bryan13
They think they own the place and are above your ownership, so annoying.
People just go around telling how cats are evil, merciless, lazy, greedy, heartless, etc. Heck, my teacher in my singing lesson ranted on how a cat is deadlier than a KOMODO DRAGON! (nice comparison. nope). Yes, they can be lazy, yes, they can be greedy, but they can be active, fun, and playful pets too! — XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX
Cats are very loyal and smart, they can take care of themselves, and they’re so cute.
I love cats! They are so fuzzy! — MichaelAftonUTTP
I just donвЂ™t like how they look like. Especially like the spider on the picture. — Userguy44
Why? 🙁 Spiders are cute. when you’re not near them
Spiders are the Coolest Animals in the Word! — s646451
They bite, they are everywhere, they look like the spawn of hell.
I had lice once. It was not fun.
Just to think of it they deserve the number 2 spot on this list
It should be one I LOVE spiders — DiorF123
All nature’s creations..But, yeah..not something I can like. — Ananya
Most annoying demanding creature ever. They smell bad. They luck their butt, eat poop and dead things then lick you. Yuck.
I love dog and puppies and cats and dolphins. Take this off this list now
Take this off the list NOW
this is stupid for you to put this on the list
Dogs shouldn’t be on this list because they help you exercise every day. Plus, specially trained dogs help people when they are blind.
These pesky animals come from the order Tabanidae and the family Diptera. These large flies are contant pests to farmers. The females drink the blood of people and animals for their eggs.
What?! They are not hated, they are amazing — Ananya
Why the hate on birds? — Userguy44
Humans aren’t terrible, it’s just that some humans are stupid! — MichaelAftonUTTP
They are a mistake to earth. They need to stop ruining and damaging the environment. For many ages they have bullied. Humans are invasive species. Why isn’t this number 1? They are pests
If non human animals were able to vote, weвЂ™d probably be number one.
WHY ISN’T THIS NUMBER ONE?! Humans have hated other humans since the dawn of time!
Basically flying scorpions with a sting that doesn’t hurt as much. Plus, unlike bees, they can sting you as many times as they want. — KeyboardHero
Snakes deserve their hate, they’re such craps. Poisonous, kill baby animals as mothers watch and cry (impalas, leopards, gazelles, rodents, rabbits, etc)
Unique, interesting, cool, very misunderstood — XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX
One of the most dangerous animals in the world. Never approach them. — Userguy44
I don’t think they deserve any hate — Ananya
Why are do they even exist any ways
The worst pest in the world
They creep me out so much!
Hate hate hate hate
Just don’t go in the water lol. — Userguy44
I HATE SHARKS THAT MUCH! — ArcticWolf
They are terrifying, and their sting hurts four times as much as a wasp’s. — KeyboardHero
Cool and underrated animals that don’t deserve the hate they get — XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX
I love them. They’re IkOniK
Not at all — Ananya
Pain to get out of pets
Mice are so cute! HezarioSeth, you are mad — SnowyAqua
Ughgh, they’re so weird! But why are cats and birds here lolz rats shood be here. Mice = gross! Nice list, Mr. Gentleman! — HezarioSeth
That’s because you only know them as the general population does (filthy, annoying, pests, vermin, stupid) but they truly are amazing and very intelligent creatures
Oh they are scary
I like them. They’re just so [email protected]$$-looking — XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX
Creeping and crawling — Userguy44
This is the reason why I am scared of creepy crawlies now
In my humble opinion, the vast group of pests that constantly harass everything, some having parasitic maggots, SUCK.
Of the parasitic flies, worse than houseflies, the only one I can respect is the Congo Floor one, since it at least has to move constantly to find a host and could be killed by predators. Botflies and Mangoflies? They call your dermis food and a cheap house before eating your skin, popping out, and continuing this cycle. Botflies are jerks to mosquitos, laying eggs on the poor thing, while Mangoflies are just terrible and tend to gang up on one area (which means small mammals and even baby mammals are as good as maggot food). Screw flies!
They are so annoying and are very hard to swat. Trust me when you see the big flies it looks creepy up close.
Fliest make maggots
Similar to mosquitoes, but flies don’t spresd desdly deseases (they do spread deseases but not as deadly as mosquitoes) — XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX
Disgusting animal that likes to sleep in it’s own poop. They eat anything and everything including other dead pigs.
Pigs are very cute, especially the piglets. If pigs don’t exist then we wouldn’t have bacon
What pigs are very cute animals and they sacrafice their lives for meat. Really guys. They are also very smart animals and can swim very well.
Couldn’t agree more. Pigs may not be very pretty, but they give us food — XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX
There is a reason why they r harame
Rats are the cutest animal ever. Rattos are life. In have these fur balls as pets. They playful and active. They are not gross at all.
The best rat ia a dear rat
It’s a pretty cool animal! I think that it’s so ugly that it’s actually pretty cute! — MichaelAftonUTTP
I think they are adorable and fabulous. Am I the only one who would like to hug it?
It is really cute
It might look ugly but it is a cool underwater creature for me.
Outright creepy and carry so many diseases
Their fangs creepy
I love turtles. Especially the water ones
Bees help us survived. Even though they sting, The sting because they don’t want to be bother — ArcticWolf
Even though bees sting they give us honey too eat. They worked their best too pollinate
I love bees. especially when they are not near my head
They’re not bad at all. — Userguy44
Why cows they help us buy giving us delicious milk and cows also are friendly to us humans. P.S they are very cute.
Cows give us a lot of nice things. Milk, yogurt, cheese, chocolate milk. a lot of things are produced from them! — SnowyAqua
I love cows they are very cute! Wy are they in this list. They give you all this milk, and sacrafice there poor lives to be in the burgers you eat today! After all of that you put cows on this list? They are very friendly and cute animals. They are also one of my mom’s favorite animals.
I love cows which is why I don’t eat beef
Rabbits are cool, fast, and some are pretty smart. I think rabbits are good pets too.
They suck so much they die quickly
I never had one but I know that they’re nasty disgusting and he died very quickly
They’re cute. And they’re not weak! — Userguy44
They are week they look like they are extremely extinct
Everyone tells us that we have to save the pandas. They’re even the the face of endangered animals, but they don’t even want to save themselves. They refuse to reproduce unless they watch panda porn. Save the big cats. — MEparandriod
I hope the fox haters die a horrible death! — MichaelAftonUTTP
Poor foxes on this list. — ArcticWolf
Screw foxes, I hunt them for fun and leave them to rot and die
I hate them so much
No bacteria please. Bacteria are organisms, not animals
Hate baboons, disgusting ugly stupid creatures
I like them. my favorite thing about them is the funny way they have bare,not furry,red butts. LOL!
It’s very hard to find ANYONE speaking up for this beautiful, intelligent creature.
Yep. My most hated animal is on the list. Don’t mean to be rude but, whenever I see a wolf being hated, I’m actually happy, because people overexaggerate about them and I think that’s the reason they are hated, call me sick but, I hate them.
They are very cute!
They’re cool but don’t go near them
I hate jellyfish!
Apparently some people hate tigers. I know, it’s really sad but some people do. Those people have their opinions and I have mine: Tigers are awesome and majestic creatures that are treated like trash ( I love tigers there one of my favorite animals
I like tigers — ArcticWolf
I like Coyotes! — MichaelAftonUTTP
They killed my pets
This animal is very slimmy and usless.
Why are frogs even on this list! — MichaelAftonUTTP
They’re beautiful. Just don’t approach them. — Userguy44
What’s wrong with raccoons? They may like digging in your trash, but they’re actually cute. — KeyboardHero
They are so mean and don’t deserve to live.
I love chinchillas but some people hate them and I can understand why. Well 1, they chew nearly everything and ANYTHING. Second, they are so fragile that even water can kill them if they get wet and female chinchillas will pee on you if you piss them off. Third, ALMOST ANYTHING CAN KILL THEM!
They are so cute :3 — ArcticWolf
I hate them so much because there annoying giant pest. I feel sorry for Whales and Seals.