The term "daddy longlegs" can refer to three different types of bugs, and only one of them is a spider.
Learn more about these fascinating arthropods as scientists continue to make amazing discoveries about spiders.
Garden spiders are the creators of the delicate, circular, spoked webs that are the classic image of a spider web.
Camel spiders are not spiders, and they don't eat camels — or people. These arachnids became infamous after the Gulf War.
Funnel-web spiders build funnels out of their webs. Some of these spiders are among the most venomous in the world.
Huntsman spiders are long-legged predators that hunt down their prey. One species of huntsman spider has a leg span of 12 inches — or as big as a dinner plate.
Every few months, almost like clockwork, a media hype about these arachnids surfaces in the press. But we rarely find a balanced story about deadly spiders. Just how toxic are they, really?
There are 40,000 types of spiders in the world. All of them bite, but spider bites are rarely deadly.
Wandering around the windowsills and kitchen floors of New England is a common spider with a surprisingly nasty bite.
Spiders — whether you abhor them or adore them, you certainly can't ignore them. We asked our readers to send us their coolest arachnid photos, and they happily obliged.
Entomologist Piotr Naskrecki was taking a nighttime walk in the rainforest in Guyana, when he came across a "Goliath birdeater," possibly the world's largest spider.
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.
Find yourself thinking that the spider living in your garden is the biggest you’ve ever seen? You could be right.