Where do spiders live?

Spiders live all over the world, but few are native to more than a few habitats. They are well-adapted to various conditions, but thrive in warmer climates (in Antarctica, stowaway spiders are dependent on humans habitations for shelter). Essentially, spiders are found everywhere except for on the Antarctic mainland. Surprisingly, spiders the size of dinner plates have been found on the seabed far below the surface of Antarctic waters.

Many spiders spin webs in tree branches, but some live in holes that they disguise with their webs. Larger spiders, such as the tarantula, are free-hunting but generally only prey on insects.