The notorious black widow spider is known for its dangerous bite and its shiny pea like body. It is characterized by the red hourglass marking on its abdomen. There are several different species of Widows but they all pack a powerful punch. They only grow to be about 1 in long and only weigh about 1 gram.
Blue Death Feigning Beetle
Average length is 3/4 of an inch with a spiky dorsal abdomen.
Their body is actually black. The blue coloring comes from wax
that is secreted for protection against dehydration
Brazilian Giant Cockroach
Brazilian giant cockroaches are a species that grows
to be about 3 inches in length. Although they have wings as
adults, they do not fly. The adults are tan with dark
brown patches and black heads.
These are large cockroaches averaging at 2-3 inches long.
They have an oval body with a hard shiny exoskeleton. Both
the males and females have one pair of antennae. Males have
two horns on their heads that make them look bigger and more impressive.
The Mexican Red-knee Tarantula has eight legs with brightly colored red-orange stripes. Their leg span is an average 6-7". The abdomen and thorax are black or dark brown. Their body is covered in fine hairs that they can flick off onto a predator to irritate them.
Texas Brown Tarantulas only stand to be 2-3" high and 3-4" long. Their abdomen is about the size of a quarter and is light to dark brown in color. Their eight legs are usually darker than their body. The males are smaller than the females and have a significantly shorter lifespan.