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Spiders and Insects
By , Ph.d.
The first thing to learn is that spiders are not insects. Spiders have eight legs, while insects have six legs. There are a number of other
Spiders belongs to the class Arachnida while insects are found in the class Insecta.
Characteristics that distinguish spiders from insects are listed below:
- Spiders don't have antenna like insects.
- Spiders don't have wings at all. This is also true for some insects, but there are plenty of insects out there with either two or four wings.
- Unlike the abdomen of insects, the abdomen of spiders isn't segmented.
- Insects have three pairs of legs. Spiders have eight legs.
- Spiders have eight simple eyes, while insects have two more advanced, compound eyes.
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