Sparassidae- Huntsmen Spiders

Huntsmen Spiders of the family Sparassidae are some of the most efficient hunters on the planet. They resemble Crab Spiders in that their legs are “arranged” in a manner that allows them to move sideways like crabs; this unique positioning also allows these spiders to hide effectively in small crevices or lie flat on tree trunks.

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Chilopoda- Centipedes

Centipedes are among some of the most frightening arthropods on the planet, thanks to their numerous legs, large sizes, powerful fangs (forcipules) and undoubtedly painful bites! These Chilopods have a body generally divided into 15 or more segments where each segment bears a pair of legs. Centipedes are generally carnivores and are known to cause painful, but […]

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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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