Nephilidae- Nephilid Orb Web Spiders

Spiders within the family Nephilidae spin webs like normal Orb Web Spiders (Araneidae), but the webs are often larger, asymmetrical and specialized with extra features. Nephila spiders are undoubtedly the most popular of this group because of their menacingly large sizes! Webs of large females can be up to a few metres across, and are strong […]

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Mesothelae- “Primitive” Spiders

Members of the suborder Mesothelae are mostly extinct, with only one family Liphistiidae still roaming the surface of the Earth today.

These spiders are amongst the most ancient spiders alive which comprises of true spiders living on Earth around 300 million years ago; thus termed “living fossils” nowadays.

The appearances of these spiders are very much different from our modern […]

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Salticidae- Jumping Spiders

Jumping Spiders are some of the most distinctive spiders around, thanks largely to their unique eye arrangements, and especially the two large and round eyes at the centre. These cute little spiders are fast and skilled hunters, relying more on agility and precision to catch their preys rather than sitting on webs all day and […]

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Araneidae- Orb Web Spiders

Also known as the Orb Weaver Spiders, spiders within the family Araneidae are usually the ones you most commonly find in your garden although they do occur in many other places with foliages too. These spiders in general spin spiral-wheel type webs that are used for a number of functions, most notably to catch prey.

Orb […]

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Spiders- An Introduction

Welcome to the World of Spiders!
Are you ready for some creepy-crawly action?
Spiders are some of the most amazing creatures of the world, thanks to their unique body structure and behaviour which distinguish them from all other forms of creatures: You will know a spider when you see one. However, astonishing as […]

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