Most people fear spiders to some extent, or at least that is what reading internet comments has us believe. Although a majority of all spiders avoid human beings as much as possible, some people get squeamish just at the sight of them. While arachnophobia is a real and quite serious phobia that almost 8% of people suffer from to some extent, there are also plenty of rational reasons to fear at least some of the spiders out there. For instance, it is quite expected to get a bit nervous should you ever find yourself near the biggest spider in the world for some reason. Speaking of which, what exactly are the world’s biggest spiders and how do they look like? Well, let’s find out!
Discovered quite recently in 2010, Cerbalus aravensis can reach sizes of 7-8 inches as adults, including their legs. Native to hot areas in Israel and Jordan, Cerbalus aravensis spend most of their time buried under the sand or at the edges of salt marshes. Furthermore, this fairly large spider mostly comes out at night to hunt, which is when the temperature is more convenient. Its large body is colored in a silverish gray shade while its legs are stripped black and silver, making it fairly easy to notice.