While the many spider species dwelling in regions like Australia and South America may inspire more fear in people than the spiders that are native to America, it cannot be denied that some highly venomous spiders can be found in numerous US states. Although rare, it is not unheard of in America for people to die as a result of highly venomous spider bites. Most people are capable of conjuring up at least 2 or 3 potentially dangerous spider species that dwell within the states. Black widows, brown recluse spiders and wolf spiders are probably the most commonly mentioned spiders that most Americans assume to be dangerous. Who has not heard a story about a person dying from a black widow spider bite in the eastern region of the US? And who hasn’t shrieked in fear at the sight of a wolf spider jumping straight at them. As it happens, wolf spiders are not just an occasionally menacing presence in American homes, as these spiders exist all over the world, even in arctic regions. Experts have claimed that Oymyakon in Eastern Yakutia, Russia is the coldest human-inhabited region on earth, and of course, wolf spiders can be found there. While most spider species are not fans of cold weather, the enormous wolf spiders in this Siberian region can be considered a rare exception.
This chilly spider species is officially known as Lycosa singoriensis and they are also found in central Europe, where they represent the largest of all spider species found on the continent. In Russia, this spider is commonly referred to as the south Russian tarantula, which certainly has a menacing ring to it. These wolf spiders are often spotted in various cold and warm Russian locations during the summer season. Back in 2015, a massive number of these wolf spiders invaded the freezing cold region of northeast Siberia. The spiders were known for causing venomous bites that resulted in hospital stays and they are even capable of using their sharp claws to scratch humans bloody. Although these spiders look fierce, they are likely to avoid confrontations with humans, and their bites may not result in anything more than a sting that feels like a hornet sting. The wolf spiders are believed to have been attracted to the cold Siberian region due to the arctic dessert’s unusually dry summer season during 2015.
Have you ever found a spider outdoors while snow was visible on the ground?