Net-casting spiders have the largest eyes of any spider on Earth. But only two of their eyes are enormous; the other six are small and have diminished vision. To get a better idea of how these spiders use their gigantic eyes, researchers painted temporary coverings over the spiders' eyes, and watched the arachnids catch prey. As it turns out, these large eyes are crucial in helping the spider to hunt at night when there is less light and to catch prey that walks by the arachnid's web. These spiders live in subtropical areas, such as Costa Rica, southern Georgia and parts of Florida.
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10 Most Common House Spiders - How to Identify a Dangerous Spider
Michigan seems to have become a breeding ground for spider bites and large spider discoveries. Are large, dangerous, scary spiders becoming more common in Michigan? Maybe, but don't worry. Michigan only has two poisonous species, and one isn't even native to the state, according to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. The greatest damage most big spiders can do to you in Michigan is give you the creepy-crawlies. Brown recluse spiders are venomous, but they're usually shy so they won't normally bite unless they feel threatened.
UK spider invasion: The big spiders that will be invading YOUR home in the next month
S piders are in the news again. It happens this time every year. Because now is the time for spiders , in their more-or-less annual life cycle, to reach maturity — in other words, their maximum adult size. And yes, some of them can seem very big.
It is the time of year when eight-legged pests begin to invade your home. While it is a customary event each year as the autumnal season arrives, almost one in five Britons across the UK suffering from arachnophobia struggle with this time of year. But what types of spiders could you see in your home? There are more than different species of spiders in the UK - all of which can bite. However, luckily there are only 12 of these species which can actually cause harm to a human being.