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Insect Cuticle Aids Spiders’ Traps

By | June 2, 2017

Prey stick to orb-weaver spider webs because their waxy outer layers mesh with spider silk to form a matrix glue.

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Image of the Day: Better Be . . . Gryffindor!

By | May 22, 2017

Inspired by the Sorting Hat from the Harry Potter series, scientists aptly dubbed this pointy spider Eriovixia gryffindori, after the fictional yet formidable wizard Godric Gryffindor.   

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Invertebrates “All Around Us”

By | June 13, 2016

Artists and scientists collaborate to highlight the importance of insects and arachnids.

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Lightning-Fast Spider Bites

By | April 8, 2016

Trap-jaw spiders have the fastest, most powerful bite of any arachnid, scientists show. 

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Spider and Centipede Venom Remarkably Similar

By | June 12, 2015

The predatory toxins employed by animals separated by millions of years of evolution are virtually identical, a study shows.

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The Colorful World of Spiders

By | May 19, 2015

Specialized filters allow jumping spiders to see more colors than scientists previously thought.

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Spiders Fill the Brazilian Sky

By | February 12, 2013

A video of the colonial arachnids taken by a local man has gone viral.

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Behavior Brief

By | July 25, 2011

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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