Spider Facts & Information

Spiders are arachnids, a class of arthropods that also includes scorpions, mites, and ticks. There are more than 45,000 known species of spiders, found in habitats all over the world. Spiders range in size from the tiny Samoan Moss spider, which is 0.011-inch-long, to the massive Goliath bird-eater, a tarantula with a leg span of almost a foot!

Although they are seen as beneficial to our environment, many people do tend to have an inherent fear of spiders, known as Arachnophobia (an extreme and irrational fear of spiders and other arachnids

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