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Heteropoda boiei | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Heteropoda boiei | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

People sometimes assume that spiders are insects. But in fact, they are relatives of insects. They are part of a group called arachnids (uh- RACK-nidz). Other arachnids include scorpions, ticks, mites, and harvestmen. Perhaps this will clarify the identity of that “thing” crawling around on your kitchen floor.

People sometimes assume that spiders are insects. But in fact, they are relatives of insects. They are part of a group called arachnids (uh- RACK-nidz). Other arachnids include scorpions, ticks, mites, and harvestmen. Perhaps this will clarify the identity of that “thing” crawling around on your kitchen floor.

Augacephalus Ezendami Tarantula . I see a face and a bow tie.

Augacephalus Ezendami Tarantula . I see a face and a bow tie.

Female Northern Black Widow Spider Don't mess with this one.  Step on it!!   At least he is easily identified.

Female Northern Black Widow Spider Don't mess with this one. Step on it!! At least he is easily identified.

Harpactira pulchripes

Harpactira pulchripes

Heteropoda boiei

Heteropoda boiei

Purple Tarantula

Purple Tarantula

This was the huge spider I put in your bed last night Chrissy. Hahah

This was the huge spider I put in your bed last night Chrissy. Hahah

Pterinopelma sazimai

Pterinopelma sazimai

Sun Trap Door Spider

Sun Trap Door Spider

Morning dew collecting on a dragonfly

Morning dew collecting on a dragonfly

Tiger Spider

Tiger Spider

Harpactira pulchripes

Harpactira pulchripes

Atrue spider of course have 8 legs, which means they belong to the arachnids (not insects, which only have 6 legs)

Atrue spider of course have 8 legs, which means they belong to the arachnids (not insects, which only have 6 legs)

Brazilian Blue Diamond Tarantula (Oligoxystre diamantinensis)

Brazilian Blue Diamond Tarantula (Oligoxystre diamantinensis)

This is called the Gooty Sapphire Ornamental Tree Spider (Poecilotheria metallica) and even its name is all fancy. They're insanely rare, too, only being found in a single location which is severely fragmented. The extent of occurrence is less than 100 km2. Habitat: Southeastern India and Sri Lanka Status: Critically Endangered

This is called the Gooty Sapphire Ornamental Tree Spider (Poecilotheria metallica) and even its name is all fancy. They're insanely rare, too, only being found in a single location which is severely fragmented. The extent of occurrence is less than 100 km2. Habitat: Southeastern India and Sri Lanka Status: Critically Endangered