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Southern tiger spider (Argiope australis) from Gorongosa National Park. We know very little about the arachnid fauna of the park and need experts to help us understand it, and train Mozambican students of biodiversity.

Southern tiger spider (Argiope australis) from Gorongosa National Park. We know very little about the arachnid fauna of the park and need experts to help us understand it, and train Mozambican students of biodiversity.

Dolomedes plantarius aka great raft spider (Thousands of Britain’s largest and rarest spiders are being raised in test tubes in an attempt to keep the creatures from going extinct)

UK Spiders Being Reintroduced Into the Wild

Thousands of Britain’s largest and rarest spiders are being raised in test tubes by a network of wildlife experts and volunteers to keep the arachnids from going extinct in the nation.

This is actually a real spider, this is not a movie model. It's a new giant "White Lady" type huntsman recently discovered in Israel, scientific name, Cerbalus aravensis. It's probably the largest of it's type found so far. Unfortunately it's under immediate threat.

Giant Spider Species Discovered in Middle Eastern Sand Dunes

Scientists have unearthed a completely new species of spider hiding in sand dunes on the Israel-Jordan border. With a legspan that stretches 5.5 inches, the spider, called Cerbalus aravensis, is the biggest of its type in the Middle East. “It is rare to find a new species of spider — at least around this part […]

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Curiosities, oddities, Timmy the helpbot.

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Tongan giant spider - Nephila tetragnathoides - by Rogus - JungleDragon

Tongan giant spider - Nephila tetragnathoides Tongan giant spider - Nephila tetragnathoides<br /> Tongatapu island, Tonga Fall,Geotagged,Nephila,Nephila tetragnathoides,Spider,Spring,Tonga,Tongan Giant Spider,giant

Maratus vultus: The group name vultus, a Latin word for face, refers to the spider's uncanny face-like design along the fan of the adult male.

These Newly Discovered Peacock Spiders Will Change Your Mind About Arachnids

Many people don't see arachnids as 'cute,' but maybe they've never laid eyes on a peacock jumping spider.

Jumping spiders have the best eyesight among spiders

Macro Photos Of Cute And Cuddly Jumping Spiders by Thomas Shahan

When you hear the word “cute,” “spider” is probably not the first word that pops into your head. But photographer Thomas Shahan is out to change all that with his incredible macro photographs of doe-eyed jumping spiders. When you know that some spiders can look this cute – are they really all that scary? A world without spiders would be a world with far more mosquitoes and flies, which carry countless diseases.

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Arachnophilia?

OK, maybe not love of all Arachnids, since that would include ticks (yikes!), but lately, I have been photographing and researching some of the spiders that share space with me, some inside the porch, some outside, and yes, even a few “daddy-long-legs” inside the house. I found out that true spiders belong to Order Araneae,…

Early Morning Spider - The Hypertufa Gardener

Fairy Tents Or Spider Hideouts? | The Hypertufa Gardener

We love to walk in the garden and see the dew sparkling on them. But are they fairy tents or spider hideouts? Gardeners all know that it is a good thing to have spiders in your garden.

See WIRED Science's most popular image galleries of 2013, including one featuring exquisitely weird spiders. (photo: Nicky Bay)

WIRED Science's Most Popular Image Galleries of the Year

As we look back on all the beautiful, strange, creepy and mysterious images we brought you this year, two things about our readers are very clear: You like pictures of spiders and pictures of Earth from space. We do too. That's why our relationship is so great. Of our top 13 image galleries, three are…

Metallic jumper@@

Metallic jumper

Iwokrama rainforest, Guyana same as here : www.flickr.com/photos/artour_a/5252763008/