Arachnid Archive

  •   The Green Lynx Spider is a fascinating species. First, it displays a trait which is rare among spiders. It also possesses one that makes it unique. I suppose it makes other spiders “green” with […]

    Green Lynx Spider

      The Green Lynx Spider is a fascinating species. First, it displays a trait which is rare among spiders. It also possesses one that makes it unique. I suppose it makes other spiders “green” with […]

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  •   The Ladybird Spider is a small (but fascinating!) arachnid in the genus Eresus. Like others in its genus, it derives its name from the coloring of the male. Most […]

    Ladybird Spider

      The Ladybird Spider is a small (but fascinating!) arachnid in the genus Eresus. Like others in its genus, it derives its name from the coloring of the male. Most […]

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  •   The Tailless Whip Scorpion refers to any of the 155 known species of arachnids within their order. Many have referred to them as “the stuff of nightmares!” As a […]

    Tailless Whip Scorpion

      The Tailless Whip Scorpion refers to any of the 155 known species of arachnids within their order. Many have referred to them as “the stuff of nightmares!” As a […]

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  •   Happy Face Spider is the common English name for the Theridion grallator. In the native Hawaiian language, it is (honestly!) called the nananana makaki’i. This translates LITERALLY as: “face-painted […]

    Happy Face Spider

      Happy Face Spider is the common English name for the Theridion grallator. In the native Hawaiian language, it is (honestly!) called the nananana makaki’i. This translates LITERALLY as: “face-painted […]

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  •     The Gooty Sapphire Tarantula (what a name!) is a true “gem” among arachnids. Sadly, they are also rare, with the IUCN listing them as extremely threatened. The name […]

    Gooty Sapphire Tarantula

        The Gooty Sapphire Tarantula (what a name!) is a true “gem” among arachnids. Sadly, they are also rare, with the IUCN listing them as extremely threatened. The name […]

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  •   What a terrifying creature the newly discovered Yosemite Cave Pseudoscorpion is! Despite their fierce appearance, they are (thankfully!) harmless to humans. This arachnid is quite diminutive in size. In […]

    Yosemite Cave Pseudoscorpion

      What a terrifying creature the newly discovered Yosemite Cave Pseudoscorpion is! Despite their fierce appearance, they are (thankfully!) harmless to humans. This arachnid is quite diminutive in size. In […]

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  •   For someone with arachnophobia, the sheer size and appearance of the Carolina Wolf Spider can be the source of nightmares! Trust me; I know this firsthand! This is the […]

    Carolina Wolf Spider

      For someone with arachnophobia, the sheer size and appearance of the Carolina Wolf Spider can be the source of nightmares! Trust me; I know this firsthand! This is the […]

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  •   The Black Widow is a spider in the Latrodectus genus. Many of these arachnids are known as “widow spiders.” There are 32 known species spread throughout the world. The […]

    Black Widow

      The Black Widow is a spider in the Latrodectus genus. Many of these arachnids are known as “widow spiders.” There are 32 known species spread throughout the world. The […]

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  •    The Lesser Brown Scorpion is an arachnid species endemic to a pantropical range. The species has now been unintentionally introduced to several Hawaiian Islands. They typically prefer to inhabit […]

    Lesser Brown Scorpion

       The Lesser Brown Scorpion is an arachnid species endemic to a pantropical range. The species has now been unintentionally introduced to several Hawaiian Islands. They typically prefer to inhabit […]

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  •   Bonehouse Wasp is the common name for the Deuteragenia ossarium. This interesting insect is a recently discovered new species. The unique common name is derived from a practice which […]

    Bonehouse Wasp

      Bonehouse Wasp is the common name for the Deuteragenia ossarium. This interesting insect is a recently discovered new species. The unique common name is derived from a practice which […]

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  •   The Signature Spider is the common name for any arachnid in the genus: Angiope. There are 75 recognized members of this genus. They are found in temperate and tropical […]

    Signature Spider

      The Signature Spider is the common name for any arachnid in the genus: Angiope. There are 75 recognized members of this genus. They are found in temperate and tropical […]

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  •   The Goliath Birdeater. is a species of tarantula.  In terms of weight, this is the largest known species of spider. One known species possesses a greater leg span, but […]

    Goliath Birdeater

      The Goliath Birdeater. is a species of tarantula.  In terms of weight, this is the largest known species of spider. One known species possesses a greater leg span, but […]

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  •   The Peacock Spider is a small species of jumping spider. Very little is known about this remarkably colorful species of arachnid. Their name is derived from the brilliant colors they […]

    Peacock Spider

      The Peacock Spider is a small species of jumping spider. Very little is known about this remarkably colorful species of arachnid. Their name is derived from the brilliant colors they […]

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  • The Giant Camel Spider is a large species of arachnid, with most adult individuals averaging approximately 6 in (15 cm) in total length, including the legs. In actuality, the respective […]

    Giant Camel Spider

    The Giant Camel Spider is a large species of arachnid, with most adult individuals averaging approximately 6 in (15 cm) in total length, including the legs. In actuality, the respective […]

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