Hug a spider. They eat up to 880 million tons of insects each year.
Learn more about these fascinating arthropods as scientists continue to make amazing discoveries about spiders.
Avicularia, a confusing genus of large "birdeater" tarantulas, gets a scientific makeover in a new study.
One autumn night while searching for spiders in his backyard, Matthew Persons came across something unexpected: a wolf spider ménage à trois.
Would you like to cross paths with a hairy tarantula from Colombia or a Thai newt that looks like a "Star Trek" Klingon? If the answer is yes, you're in good company.
Imagine a spider as big as a child's forearm that weighs as much as a puppy. That's how huge the South American Goliath birdeater — arguably the world's largest spider — can be.
In two widow spider species, males deploy an ingenious strategy to avoid being cannibalized during sex.
For the first time, researchers have managed to breed an extremely mysterious spider known as the Montserrat tarantula in captivity.
About 99 million years ago, two bizarre spiders — each sporting hard, armored plates on their bodies and horns on their fangs — became mummified in sticky tree resin that turned into amber.