In Photos: The Amazing Arachnids of the World

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Spiders come to New York City

Credit: ©AMNH/D. Finnin
A new exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History in New York offers a close look at a diverse and colorful sample of spiders and scorpions. Among…Read More »

the live spiders in this exhibition is the goliath bird eater, one of the largest spiders in the world, as well as the brown recluse and the black widow, the two spider species in the United States that are dangerous to people. Other arachnids on display include African whip spiders, vinegaroon, goblin spiders, the Chilean rosehair tarantula and the emperor scorpion.   Less «
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