The Australian Huntsman Spider (Isopeda villosa) is an arachnid in the Sparassidae family of common huntsman spiders. Sparassids have eight legs and eight eyes.
The Australian Huntsman Spider is reddish-brown, with eight long legs. Its mouth parts are darker than its body. Its body has smooth furry hair.
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The Triangulate Cobweb Spider (Steatoda triangulosa) is an arachnid in the Theridiidae family of cobspiders and tangle-web spiders.
The Triangulate Cobweb Spider has a round, bulbous abdomen, a small head, and six thin, hairy, striped legs. It has dark-brown triangle-shaped patterns on the back of its light-brown abdomen. The female’s patterns appear zig-zagged.
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The European Hobo Spider (Eratigena agrestis) is an arachnid in the Agelenidae family of funnel web spiders.
The European Hobo Spider varies in appearance. It has a light-brown body, and eight legs. Its two front legs are longer than its other legs. Its abdomen has a V-shaped pattern down the middle.
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The Mournful Spider (Pardosa lugubris) is an arachnid (eight-legged invertebrate) in the Lycosidae family of wolf spiders.
The Mournful Spider is light-brown mottled with darker-brown markings. It has eight eyes arranged in three rows; two of the eyes are large and prominent. Unlike most spiders, it has excellent eyesight.
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The Buzzing Spider (Anyphaena accentuata) is an arachnid (eight-legged invertebrate) in the Anyphaenidae family of spiders.
The Buzzing Spider is light-brown to greyish-brown with darker markings on its abdomen. Its thorax is darker than its abdomen. It legs are darker near is body and become paler toward the tips. It has a pair of antennae.
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What is arachnophobia?
An arachnid is a creature with eight legs, such as a spider, scorpion, tick, or mite.
An intense fear of spiders or scorpions is called arachnophobia.
Arachnophobia is common in people. A reader commented that he thought spiders were “very creepy” which is a natural feeling.
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The Flat Badge Huntsman Spider (Neosparassus patellatus) is a large arachnid in the Sparassidae family of badge huntsman spiders. Sparassids are eight-eyed spiders.
The Flat Badge Huntsman Spider has a grey, thick, flat body with smooth furry hair. The female is lighter, often orange to pinkish brown. It has a distinctive shield, called a badge, with white spots on its underbelly. Its abdomen, called a carapace, is oval with a square front near its eyes. On its abdomen, it has a series of black dots. It has eight long legs. The first two pairs of legs are longer than the other legs.
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The Australian Wolf Spider (Hoggicosa castanea) is an arachnid in the Lycosidae family of wolf spiders. It is a wandering species of spider.
The Australian Wolf Spider is brown and camouflaged in its srroundings. It has eight eyes arranged in three rows. Two of its eyes are large and prominent. Unlike most spiders, it has excellent eyesight.
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The Southern Grey Huntsman Spider (Isopedella cerussata) is an arachnid in the Sparassidae family of common huntsman spiders. Sparassids are eight-eyed spiders.
The Southern Grey Huntsman Spider is grey with smooth furry hair. It has eight long, thin legs. It often has a faint leaf-shape on its abdomen, bordered by faint white spots.
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The Isopeda Huntsman Spider (Isopeda vasta) is an arachnid in the Sparassidae family of common huntsman spiders. It is also known as the Giant Crab Spider. Sparassids are eight-eyed spiders.
The Isopeda Huntsman Spider is reddish-brown, with eight long, thin legs. Its mouth parts are darker than its body. Its legs are spiny, but its body has smooth furry hair.
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The Vietnamese Cane Spider (Heteropoda venatoria) is an arachnid in the Sparassidae family of tropical huntsman spiders. It is also called the Vietnamese Giant Crab Spider. Sparassids are eight-eyed spiders.
The Vietnamese Cane Spider has a flat, brown body. Its body is very hairy, but its 8 legs only have hairy tips. The clypeus, the area in front of its eyes, is yellowish. The carapace, behind its eyes, has a wide tan-coloured band on the female and a cream-coloured band on the male. It has eight long, banded legs.
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Madagascar Huntsman spiders stitch leaves together with silk to trap tree frogs.
Researchers in a vanilla plantation in north-east Madagascar in 2017 found an unsual Huntsman Spider while conducting wildlife surveys. While surveying birds, Dominic Martin at the University of Goettingen in Germany noticed a Huntsman Spider (Damastes sp.) eating a tree frog (Heterixalus andrakata).
His colleague, Thio Fulgence, at the University of Antananarivo in Madagascar, who was surveying reptiles and amphibians in the plantations, noticed that the spider was sitting between two leaves that it had stitched together with its silk to form a type of envelope.
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The Bark Crab Spider (Bassanianasp.) is a small arachnid in the Thomisidae family of crab spiders.
The Bark Crab Spider is black. The male is darker than the female. The length of its eight legs are uneven. Its four strong front legs, used for grabbing, are longer than its four back legs. Its front legs have more hair. It moves sideways like a crab. The first two pairs of legs can rotate. It has eight eyes.
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The Eurasian Running Crab Spider (Philodromus dispar) is a small arachnid in the Araneidae family of orb weaver araneomorphic spiders. It is also known as the Philodromid Crab Spider.
The male Eurasian Running Crab Spider is very different and more distinctive than the female. The male has a shiny, iridescent, black body with white edges and pale legs. The male has large palps – mouthparts. The female is pale greyish-white with pale mottled legs and a leaf-like mark on her abdomen. It is not a very hairy spider. It only has a few bristles, called setae. Of its eight legs, its second pair of legs is longer than its other legs.
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The Green Leaf Web Spider (Nigma walckenaeri) is a small arachnid in the Dictynidae family of cribellate spiders. A cribellate spider has a cribellum which is a silk-spinning organ.
The Green Leaf Web Spider is yellowish, with a shiny, green abdomen which is well camouflaged on leaves. It has eight legs.
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The Leaf Curling Spider (Phonognatha graeffei) is a small arachnid in the Araneidae family of orb-weaver spiders.
The Leaf Curling Spiderhas a red-brown, plump, oval-shaped body and long, tapered legs. Its body has a cream-coloured pattern on its back. It has eight legs.
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The Common Hammock-Weaver Spider (Linphia triangularis) is a very small arachnid in the Linyphiidae family of Sheet-Web Weaver spiders. It is commonly called a Money Spider.
The Common Hammock-Weaver Spider is usually dark-brown with variable markings on its rounded abdomen. Its eight legs are light-beige coloured.
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What is a group of spiders called?
A group of spiders is called a cluster of spiders or a clutter of spiders.
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The Madagascar Orb Weaver Spider (Nephila inaurata madagascariensis) is a large spider in the Araneidae family of orb weaver araneomorphic spiders. It is also known as the Red-Legged Golden Orb Weaver Spider.
The Madagascar Orb Weaver Spider has an elongated black body and red legs. The female has yellow markings on her abdomen. It has chelicerae (jaws) that move from side to side in a scissor-like motion. It has eight small eyes grouped closely together. Its legs are banded and spiny.
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The Daddy Long-Legs Spider (Pholcus opilionoides) is an arachnid in the Pholcidae family. It is also known as the Cellar Spider. It is an araneomorph spider and a pholcid.
An arachnid (8 legs) is not an insect (6 legs).
The Daddy Long-Legs Spider has an oval-shaped, light-brown or dark-brown carapace (shell) and a brown, beige or grey abdomen, about the size of a peanut. Down the middle of its abdomen, it has two darker lengthwise, ragged-edged stripes. It has scissor-like jaws, called chelicerae, that move from side to side. It has eight small eyes grouped closely together. It has 8 very long, very thin, delicate legs that are banded at the joints.
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