The Philippines has a very rich spider fauna, but no native medically significant venomous spiders. Some native spiders can cause temporary pain and swelling, but nothing very serious. There are, however, two introduced species, both of them widow spiders (genus Latrodectus).
Do spiders in the Philippines bite?
Venomous spiders, in general, will not bite you unless they feel threatened or provoked. In the Philippines, most spider bites are not considered to be harmful to humans. Very few spider bites result in victims requiring urgent medical attention or treatment.
Where can you find tarantulas in the Philippines?
Scientists from the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) have discovered what they call “colonies” of a new tarantula species in at least five limestone caves on Polillo Island in Quezon province. These creepy crawlers, each the size of a child’s fist, have been scientifically named P.