Do you feel fear when you see a spider? Well, let’s put fear aside and get a closer look at this amazing creature in this article. Spiders are air-breathing arthropods that have eight legs, and they are able to inject venom and can extrude silk. They are the largest order of arachnids and are considered the seventh in total species variety among all orders of organisms.
Moreover, spiders are found worldwide on every continent except for Antarctica and have become recognized in nearly every habitat with the exceptions of air and sea colonization.
Anatomically, spiders differ from other arthropods in their body structure. They have abdomens that tolerate appendages which have been modified into spinnerets that extrude silk from up to six types of glands. The spider webs differ totally in size, shape and the amount of sticky thread used.
There are many known types of spiders that include about 101 types. Below, we will shed light on some of popular types of spiders to know more about this unique creature.
Black Widow Spiders: their most common place is the southern regions where the temperature is warmer. They are black and shiny with a red part in their underside area of the abdomen. They are usually found in dark areas. Females are very aggressive as their bite causes many symptoms and complications. There is a fact that says that this type of spider has this name because the females eat the males after mating.
House Spiders: they are often yellowish-brown in color with an elongated abdomen, although their color can be highly changeable. They are named by this name because they are mostly encountered indoors. A female house spider is able to lay more than 3,500 eggs in their lifetime.
After reading some interesting facts about spiders, could you share with us which other species you prefer the most to talk more about? 😊