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19 Spiders that are Not Venomous (A to Z List)

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We usually associate spiders to venom and toxicity. But there are many spiders that are not poisonous.

In this article, we’re going to go over some of the most common spider species that are not poisonous and do not carry any venom.

Note that there’s a difference between spiders that are not dangerous (that still have venom) and spiders that don’t have venom at all. We’ll focus on only non-venomous spiders in this article.

List of Spiders that are not Venomous

These are the spiders that are not poisonous to humans.

1. Ariston 

Scientific NameAriston 
ClassificationArachnid
Size0.1 in
HabitatVarious

All spiders from the Uloboridae group of spiders don’t have venom. There are 19 different groups of spiders from this genre of spiders, and the Ariston species is one of them. These spiders are orb-weaving spiders that create orb webs that are used to catch their prey without venom.

2. Astavakra sexmucronata

Scientific NameAstavakra sexmucronata
ClassificationArachnid
Size0.2 in
HabitatPhilippines

The next spider from the Uloboridae group of spiders is the Astavakra spider. While the name might sound familiar to you because of the Hindu sage Ashtavakra, this spider is non-venomous. It will create orb webs that will constrict its prey, so the spider doesn’t have to use its venom at all.

3. Conifaber

Scientific NameConifaber
ClassificationArachnid
Size0.2 in
HabitatForests

Another species from the Uloboridae family of spiders is the Conifaber group of spiders. In this group, you’ll find four different spiders: Conifaber guarani, Conifaber manicoba, Conifaber parvus, and Conifaber yasi.

4. Daramulunia

Scientific NameDaramulunia
ClassificationArachnid
Size0.5 in
HabitatVarious

Next up are the Daramulunia spiders. There are two species altogether in this group of animals. These spiders are also orb-weaving spiders, so they will create orb webs to catch their prey. They don’t have venom.

5. Hyptiotes

Scientific NameHyptiotes
ClassificationArachnid
Size0.2 in
HabitatConiferous or boreal forests

Among all the Uloboridae spiders, the Hyptiotes group of spiders is among the most populous. The spider will create a triangular web and it will sit at the vertex until it will detect some movement in the web. Then, after the prey is stuck inside the web, it will spin silk around it and then consume it.

6. Lubinella Morobensis

Scientific NameLubinella morobensis
ClassificationArachnid
Size0.3 in
HabitatForests

First discovered and described only in 1984, the Lubinella spider is native to New Guinea. There, it will set up its webs in rainforests and other types of forests where it will hunt for smaller insects. Like other Uloboridae spiders, this spider will use its web to hunt and it doesn’t have venom.

7. Miagrammopes

Scientific NameMiagrammopes
ClassificationArachnid
Size0.2 in
HabitatForests

Miagrammopes spiders are very unique. They have a very interesting shape, which is very different from the shape of other spiders. At first sight, it might not even appear as a spider – but it is one!

8. Octonoba

Scientific NameOctonoba
ClassificationArachnid
Size0.5 in
HabitatVarious

Another species of non-venomous spider is the Octonoba spider. Altogether, there are 32 species in the genus of the Octonoba spider. They mostly live in Asia where they will populate rainforests and other types of forests, where they will hunt insects using their orb webs.

9. Orinomana

Scientific NameOrinomana
ClassificationArachnid
Size0.1 in
HabitatForests

First described in 1934, Orinomana spiders are typical for South American forests. There are seven species in this group of spiders. They are not dangerous to humans because they’re quite small and they also don’t have venom, so they heavily rely on their webs for survival, like the majority of other Uloboridae spiders.

10. Philoponella

Scientific NamePhiloponella
ClassificationArachnid
Size0.2 in
HabitatHouses, sheds, shrubs

The philoponella spider is a uloborid spider that doesn’t have venom. Like all other Uloborid spiders, it will rely on its web for hunting. These spiders are known for cooperating together with other spiders from their group, especially when it comes to hunting larger animals of prey.

11. Polenecia Producta

Scientific NamePolenecia producta
ClassificationArachnid
Size0.1 in
HabitatMediterranean forests

Another group of spiders that belong to the Uloboridae spiders is the Polenecia spiders. In this group, there is only one species: the Polenecia Producta. This spider mostly lives in the Mediterranean, as it will expand from the shores of the Mediterranean all the way to Azerbaijan.

12. Purumitra

Scientific NamePurumitra
ClassificationArachnid
Size0.2 in
HabitatVarious

In the Purumitra group of spiders, you’ll find two different species: Purumitra australiensis and Purumitra grammica. The first one is found in Australia, as the name suggests, while the other one is found in the Philippines.

13. Siratoba

Scientific NameSiratoba
ClassificationArachnid
Size0.2 in
HabitatVarious

First discovered in the late 1970s, the Siratoba group of spiders belongs to the non-venomous group of animals called Uloborids.

14. Sybota

Scientific NameSybota
ClassificationArachnid
Size0.1 in
HabitatChile, Argentina

Found mostly in Chile and Argentina, the Sybota spiders don’t have venom. They are small spiders that will wait inside their webs for their prey to get stuck, after which, they will wrap the prey with their silk.

15. Tangaroa

Scientific NameTangaroa
ClassificationArachnid
Size0.2 in
HabitatSouth Pacific

The Tangaroa spiders live in the forests of the South Pacific.

16. Uaitemuri

Scientific NameUaitemuri
ClassificationArachnid
Size0.1 in
HabitatRainforests

The Uaitemuri spiders were first discovered and described only in 2017, which makes this group of spiders one of the youngest to ever be discovered.

17. Uloboros

Scientific NameUloboros
ClassificationArachnid
Size0.2 in
HabitatForests, various

The Uloboros group of spiders is the most populous group of Uloboridae non-venomous spiders. There are 72 species in this group altogether. They are quite robust and hardy, and they have eight eyes. Like all other Uloborids, they will use their orb webs to hunt down their prey.

18. Waitkera Waitakerensis

Scientific NameWaitkera waitakerensis
ClassificationArachnid
Size0.2 in
HabitatForests

The Waitkera spider is found in the forests of northern New Zealand. It prefers to hide in the shaded areas of the forest where it can surprise its prey.

19. Zosis

Scientific NameZosis
ClassificationArachnid
Size0.1 in
HabitatForests

Last but not least, we also need to mention the Zosis spiders. There are three species in this group of animals.

Conclusion

Almost all spiders are poisonous, with the exception of one big group called Uloboridae. In this article, we’ve described some of the most common spiders from that group.

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