Traits associated with butterflies, lobsters and spiders are all present in a newly found super ancient creature that gave rise to these and other modern species. Continue reading →
Arachnids optimize the size, strength and stickiness of their webs for catching whatever prey is around.
Black widow spiders have rapidly evolved super lethal venom, such that the spiders are now building stronger webs to handle ever-bigger prey. Continue reading →
Some spiders are such ant wanna-be's that they resemble, act like, and hang out with ants, even forming mini colonies to foil ant-hating predators.
The news might come as a surprise to New Englanders, who didn't think this local spider's bite had any effect on humans.
Bigger, beefier spiders are emerging because, as a new study has found, some spiders love city and suburban living. Continue reading →
A spider has evolved a successful way to avoid being bothered: it masquerades as an unsavory pile. Continue reading →
Check out the gymnastic-like moves of the "somersault spider," the world's only known spider to move via backsprings. Continue reading →
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