Sydney Funnel Web Spider There have been no deaths from a Funnel Web bite since 1989 due to the availability of antivenin however several people per year are on ventilators for some time after their bites.
Sazima's tarantula: one of the top ten new species discovered in 2011 according to the annual list by the International Institute for Species Exploration at Arizona State University. Photo by: Caroline S. Fukushima.
Camel spiders (Solifugae) These terrifying creatures became infamous when American soldiers who had returned home from Iraq told of cat size spiders that could bite chunks out of human flesh. Solifugae are not actually true spiders but belong to a distinct arachnid order.