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Pholcidae- Daddy-Long-Legged Spiders

Spiders of the family Pholcidae are often called Daddy-Long-Legged Spiders because they have a tiny body but very long legs. These spiders are not to be mistaken with harvestmen which are not spiders. Most common pholcids are found in corners of houses, where they build messy, 3-dimensional cobwebs.

Learn more about Pholcids below:

 

 

 

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By |February 17th, 2015|Spiders|Comments Off on Pholcidae- Daddy-Long-Legged Spiders

Tetragnathidae- Big-Jawed Spiders

Spiders  of the family Tetragnathidae can be found in a wide range of places, including parks, forests, streams and swamps. Although termed Big-Jawed Spiders, these arachnids do not necessarily have big jaws, but they do come in a wide range of weird forms and bizarre colours, simply amazing!

Tetragnathid spiders are web-builders, and possess fine hairs on their 4th […]

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Pisauridae- Nursery-Web Spiders

Nursery-Web Spiders are so-called due to their habits of building 3-Dimensional Nursery Webs for their spherical egg sacs. These moderately large spiders are often found in shaded areas within parks, gardens, mangroves and mountains, and can often be seen waiting for prey on foliages and twigs. Some Pisaurids are known to hunt near ponds or streams and are […]

By |January 9th, 2015|Spiders|Comments Off on Pisauridae- Nursery-Web Spiders

Theridiidae- Comb-Footed Spiders

Comb-Footed Spiders are generally small spiders that come in a wide array of bizarre shapes and colours, but almost all of them have comb-like bristles on their 4th pair of legs. Their small sizes and unique habitats means that they are often overlooked by people.

Also known as cobweb spiders, not all Comb-Footed Spiders build webs though, […]

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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.

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By |October 27th, 2014|Spiders|Comments Off on Araneidae- Orb Web Spiders