Other Spiders

Daddy Long-legs

The name ‘Daddy-Long-Legs’ has been used for at least two different kinds of arachnids – spiders (Pholcus phalangioides) and harvestmen (Opoliones). Daddy Long Legs (Pholcus phalangioides) The animal which most biologists call “daddy-long-legs”, is a spider, Pholcus phalangioides, which belongs to the spider family Pholcidae, order Araneida, class Arachnida.  ​Pholcid spiders are araneomorph spiders which kill and digest […]

Zoropsis Spinimana

​Zoropsis spinimana is a spider species, belonging to the family Zoropsidae. It is distributed widely in the Mediterranean, but reaches into Russia, and was introduced to the United States, primarily in the San Francisco Bay Area. Males of the spider species Zoropsis spinimana reach a length of about 10–12 millimetres (0.39–0.47 in), while females are 15–18 millimetres (0.59–0.71 in) long. […]

Pirate Spider

The family Mimetidae, commonly called pirate spiders, are spiders which typically feed on other spiders. The family Mimetidae contains roughly 200 species divided among 12 genera, of which Mimetus and Ero are the most common. Mimetids are usually yellow and brown and are usually 3 to 7 mm long. Mimetids can be recognized by the rows of spine-like hairs on their long front legs; the rows […]

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