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.
UK Spiders Being Reintroduced Into the Wild
Thousands of Britains 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.
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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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.
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.
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,…
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.
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…