Certain female spiders are infamous for eating their partners after sex, but some actually pounce on suitors, fangs first, before mating ever occurs.
Learn more about these fascinating arthropods as scientists continue to make amazing discoveries about spiders.
Nothing strikes fear into the hearts of more people than spiders. The eight-legged beasts boast a menacing appearance, and some of them pack a deadly, poisonous bite.
A tiny, unassuming spider in the Peruvian Amazon uses its entire web as a slingshot to capture slow-moving insects such as mosquitoes.
Strange circular towers found in the Amazon jungle were made by spiders to hatch their eggs, new research found. But the spider species that made the towers remains a mystery.
Scientists discovered an "odd-clawed" spider that traps its prey using a fascinating ladder-shaped web.
More than 43,000 spider species are known and at least that many remain undiscovered, they say. Catch a glimpse of their incredible diversity.
After ditching their genitals, male spiders get an extra dose of endurance due to their decreased body weight.