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7th Place:

Spitting Spider

  • Size: 0.1-0.2 inches (4-6 mm) (body length)
  • Distribution: Worldwide
  • Habitat: Under stones, in houses
  • Scientific name: Scytodes thoracica
  • Dangerous for humans: No

Hunting Strategy

"Being a character from a video game"

You might have seen them in cartoons and video games: huge creepy spiders that spit sticky nets. In reality, only one spider can do that: the spitting spider.


Its web silk isn’t just sticky but also poisonous and can pin prey down on the ground: in less than one 700th of a second, this spider spits up to 20 times at its victim in a zig-zag pattern until it’s stuck to the ground. But they can’t be too far away from their future snack, as they can only spit 0.7 inches (20 mm).

Spitting Spider Spitting Spider - Photo: Balazs Kovacs Images/Shutterstock


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