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  • The bite from a yellow sac spider is as painful as a bite from a wasp. Too many house spiders are killed because of this Read More
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  • The golden silk spider wraps its prey (insects) in silk thereby immobilizing it Read More
  • The jumping spider can jump a distance of more than 30 times its own length
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  • Spiders have 8 legs, no antenna and no wings. Insects have six legs, two antenna and sometimes wings
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  • The funnel web spider is very aggressive, and its bite can cause death within 15 minutes
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  • The bird spider are tarantulas. They live in Asia and China
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  • Get to know the most dangerous spiders from around the world
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  • Fear of spiders has been a natural part of human evolution. Learn the basics about fear of spiders.
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  • The brown recluse spider is a solitary creature that seeks and prefers loneliness in shelters and small crevices.
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  • The hobo spider is sometimes referred to as the aggressive house spider. It is not aggressive at all
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  • Females are double the size of males. They don’t eat males unless no other food is available
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  • Learn about spiders so big that they can capture, kill and eat birds.
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  • Wolf spider females carry their egg sacs with them. When new spiderlings hatch, they can stay with their mother on her back
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  • Learn what to look out for if you are bitten by a spider, and when to seek help
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  • Camel spiders are not spiders. When approached it will make a hissing warning sound
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  • Brazilian wandering spiders hunt on the ground during the night - no web is needed
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  • Tarantulas are nocturnal animals. They can grow very large and are often shown at exhibitions
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  • See a video of a wolf spider with its eyes glowing in the dark - plus many other videos
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  • Learn about spider webs and how spiders produce their silk
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  • 4-5 times as many people are killed by horses than spider bites in the US.
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  • Brown widow spiders live at the east coast in the USA - they have a beautiful hourglass as coloration
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Spiders and Insects

By Anders Nielsen, 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 differences too.

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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Yellow Garden S.
Topic: Golden Silk S.
Red Back Jumping S.
Topic: Yellow Sac S.
Are spiders insects?
Topic: Jumping S.
Funnel Web S.
Topic: Bird Spider
Most dangerous S.
Topic: Arachnophobia
Brown Recluse S.
Topic: Hobo Spider
Black Widow S.
Topic: Worlds Biggest S.
Wolf Spiders
Topic: Spider Bites
Camel Spider
Topic: Brazilian Wandering S.
Tarantula Spiders
Topic: Spider Videos
Spider Webs
Topic: Venom
Brown Widow Spiders