Like insects, spiders are arthropods but they belong to the class Arachnida whereas insects belong to the class Insecta. Therefore we have created a separate gallery for them. How do they differ from insects?

  • SPIDERS: Two main body parts; eight legs; simple eyes; piercing jaws and silk spinning organs

  • INSECTS: Three main body parts; six legs; compound eyes; antennae and chewing jaws

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Crab Spider
Misumenops sp.



Goldenrod Crab Spider
Misumena vatia



Basilica Spider
Mecynogea lemniscata



Arrow-shaped Micrathena
Micrathena sagittata


Orb Weaver
Acacesia hamata
 


Marbled Orb Weaver

Araneus marmoreus




Marbled Orb Weaver
Araneus marmoreus




Marbled Orb Weaver
 
Araneus marmoreus
 


Black and Yellow Argiope
Argiope aurantia
 


Black and Yellow Argiope
Argiope aurantia
 


Argiope egg case


Six-spotted Fishing Spider Dolomedes triton


Wolf Spider
Micrathena sagittata


Spider Web
 
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