Bird Spider and Bird Eating Spiders. By Anders Nielsen, Ph.d. The Chinese bird spiders are venomous spiders capable of delivering a rather dangerous bite. Their LD50-value is low and in the same range as many loxosceles species (brown recluse spiders). Topic: Jumping S. Funnel Web S. - Chinese Bird Spider, Black Earth Tiger (Haplopelma hainanum, Haplopelma schmidti) This species of tarantula is native to many parts of Asia, notably the tropical rain forests of China and Vietnam. This jet black spider is huge: its leg span can reach up to 20 cm (8 inches).
The Goliath birdeater (Theraphosa blondi) belongs to the tarantula family Theraphosidae.Found in northern South America, it is the largest spider in the world by mass and size, but it is second to the giant huntsman spider by leg span. It is also called the Goliath bird-eating spider; the practice of calling theraphosids "bird-eating" derives from an early 18th-century copper engraving by Class: Arachnida. The giant huntsman spider (scientific name Heteropoda maxima), found in Laos, is a species of huntsman spider (Sparassidae), a family of large, fast spiders that actively hunt down prey. It is considered the world's largest spider by leg span, which can reach up to 1 ft (30 cm).Family: Sparassidae.