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Perhaps it is not a thought that crosses the minds of the average male, but spiders have more to consider than most other creatures when it comes to choosing a mate.
If you're a red-headed guy with eight bulging eyes and a unibrow, size does indeed matter for getting the girl.
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If you thought women's pro wrestling was a cutthroat business, jumping spiders may have them beat.
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec.
A Central American species of spider, known as Bagheera kiplingi (B. kiplingi), represents the first known instance to science of an arachnid that dines primarily on plants.
A South Dakota rancher whose family has known hard times says he'll use part of his $232 million Powerball jackpot to help others in need. Neal Wanless, 23, whose family owns a 320-acre ranch near Winner, S.D., is to take home $88.5 million after taxes are deducted from the ticket he bought during a trip to buy livestock feed, KSFY, Sioux Falls, S.D.
More than 50 new species have been discovered in Papua New Guinea, according to a report from Conservation International released on Wednesday.
Please read in first paragraph ... Jeane Siler. Corrects spelling of firts name.
Salticidae is a family that holds over five thousand species of jumping spiders that can be found throughout the world, including areas with heavy snowfall. Most species prefer to reside in tropical forests, but these spiders can also be found in temperate forests, deserts, and mountainous regions, among other habitats. Although the taxonomic structure of this family is well established, the closest relatives of the family have not yet been identified. Jumping spiders can range in size...
The Zebra spider (Salticus scenicus) is an ordinary household jumping spider. In the same vein as other jumping spiders, this spider does not build a web. Four pairs of large eyes allow the Zebra spider to quickly locate prey, pounce, and hunt. It has been noted and observed by humans that the Zebra spider is considered curious and cat-like while hunting. This spider seems to be aware of its audience and the spider responds to his audience by lifting his head and studying its observers....
The Redbacked Jumping spider (Phidippus johnsoni) is one of the largest and most common jumping spiders in the western parts of North America. It is not to be mistaken for the highly venomous and unrelated Redback spider (Latrodectus hasselti). The Redbacked Jumping spider may inflict a painful bite in self defense if threatened, although there are not any serious medical consequences. Adult Redbacked Jumping spiders are usually about 0.4 inches in length. Although the female has an...
The Canopy Jumping spider (Phidippus otiosus) is found in southeastern North America and is a species of the jumping spider which lives predominantly in trees. The body of the female canopy jumping spider can reach about 0.6 inches. It has iridescent fangs that range from purple to green in color. Under the bark of oak and pine trees females position their single egg sac. In South Carolina the females lay their egg sac from December to February, and in Florida they lay their egg sac from...
The Daring Jumping spider (Phidippus audax), also commonly know as the bold jumping spider, is a common jumping spider residing primarily in North America. Audax stems from Latin and means daring or audacious. The average size adult Daring Jumping spider ranges anywhere from 0.5 to 0.7 inches long. These spiders are usually black with a spotted and striped pattern on their legs and abdomen. These spots are typically orange-tinted on the young, turning to white as they mature. The...
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