Latest Spider anatomy Stories
A team of UK engineers has recently discovered that rock-scraping limpet teeth are actually made from the strongest natural material ever tested, according to their report in the journal Interface.
Spider silk is an impressive material; lightweight and stretchy yet stronger than steel. But the challenge that spiders face to produce this substance is even more formidable.
Largest-ever study of spider genetics shows orb weaver spiders do not share common origins.
A spider’s web is more than just a home or trap for unsuspecting prey, it’s also a communications network capable of telling a spider information about prey, mates, and its own structural integrity.
Whether you think they are creepy and scary, or useful and beautiful, one has to admit that spiders are also fascinating. And it isn't just Hollywood that finds spiders irresistible - research scientists find them equally alluring.
University of Guelph researchers have unraveled some of the inner workings of slime produced by one of nature's most bizarre creatures – hagfish.
Spider silk of fantastical, superhero strength is finally speeding toward commercial reality — at least a synthetic version of it is.
A new study questions the results of a 2012 study that found that spider silk conducts heat as well as metal.
A new study has found that some spiders munch on pollen from time to time to supplement their diet.
A recent paper published in the open access journal Zookeys provides a first-time glimpse in the natural history of the enigmatic spider species Progradungula otwayensis.
The Southern House Spider (Kukulcania hibernalis) is a species of large North American spider which display strong sexual dimorphism. The males may be mistaken for the Brown Recluse due to the similar coloration and body structure. However, compared to the Brown Recluse, male Southern House Spiders are usually larger in size, lack the distinctive violin shape on their cephalothorax, and have abnormally long and slender pedipalps. The females are a dark brown or black color and more compact....
The Triangulate Cobweb Spider (Steatoda triangulosa), also known as the Triangulate Bud Spider, is a species of common house spider that is found throughout the world. It is found along the coasts in North America, in southern Russia, in New Zealand, and in Europe. It is largely believed to be native to Eurasia. This spider is well known for the triangle-shaped pattern on the upper side of its abdomen. The adult female is 0.13 to 0.25 inches long. It has a brown-orange cephalothorax...
The Daddy-long-legs Spider (Pholcus phalangioides), also known as the Cellar Spider or Skull Spider, is a species of arachnid found in many parts of the world, but originally came from the tropics. They are commonly found living in caves, garages, ceilings of household rooms, and cellars. In Australia, it is considered a beneficial species as it kills and eats the venomous redback Spider. There is some confusion with the common name "daddy longlegs". This name is also applied to two other...
More Images (2 images) »