Spiders make an incalculable contribution to the Earth’s ecosystem. They clear out dangerous insect populations, preserving vital plants and protecting animals. Their silk is a natural marvel, and merits study for military and industrial applications to this day. Spiders are unique and wonderful creatures, surely deserving of their place on this planet.
However, these are all things you won’t be thinking the moment you see one of these bad boys crawling up your leg. Below are the five deadliest spiders known to man.