A jumping spider in East Africa, Evarcha culicivora.
This X-ray computed tomography scan shows a fossil Huntsman spider, Eusprassus crassipes, preserved in amber.
Venomous brown recluses exist within a smaller range than many realize, and their existence may be threatened by climate change.
Fossil female golden orb-weaver spider (Nephila jurassica) from the Middle Jurassic of China.
Unlike most spiders, this Central American jumping spider species feeds on leaf-tips, rather than on insects - at least most of the time!
A female redback spider (the large one) has just killed her male suitor after one session of sex, as the male didn't meet her courtship demands.
A female and a male wasp spider during a sexual encounter. Males are far smaller than females.
A lucky Zodarion rubidium spider gets a massive ant meal. This spider slurps out the tissue of the protein-rich front parts of an ant first before chowing on the fatty rear segment, or gaster, as shown here.
This trapdoor spider, Myrmekiaphila neilyoungi, was named in honor of Neil Young.
A money spider (Linyphiidae family) stands on a grass-seed head in pre-ballooning posture, ready to take off.
Golden orb-weaving spiders are known for their giant body size and enormous webs. The spider Nephila inaurata can spin a web exceeding 3 feet (1 meter) in diameter, as shown here.
A black widow spider spinning egg case silk.
Stegodyphus spiders are social, living in nests of hundreds of spiders..
A female wolf spider, Hogna helluo, consuming a male.