40 Interesting Spider Facts

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Despite the fearsome appearance of spiders, they actually play an important role in society. Find more about the different type of spiders and which is the most lethal one on this list of interesting Spider Facts.

1. Spiders are related to the Uloboridae family.

2. A Brazilian spider bite can cause long and painful erections.

3. Spiders eat harmful insects, pollinate plants, and recycle dead animal.

Spiders eat harmful insects, pollinate plants, and recycle dead animal.
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4. All spiders spin silk, but not all spiders spin webs.

5. Male spiders weave a small “sperm” web.

6. Web-weaving spiders have two or three claws at the tip of each leg.

Web-weaving spiders have two or three claws at the tip of each leg.
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7. Spider-Man is one of the most popular superheroes.

8. The Bagheera Kiplingi is the only vegetarian spider.

9. Spider has four legs touching the ground and four legs off the ground while traveling.

Spider has four legs touching the ground and four legs off the ground while traveling.
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10. Some spider bites can cause blood disorders.

11. Spiders have blue blood.

12. Spiders have between two and six spinnerets at the back of their abdomen.

Spiders have between two and six spinnerets at the back of their abdomen.
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13. The world’s smallest spider is the Patu Marplesi.

14. The most deadly spiders are the black widow, the funnel web, and brown recluse spiders.

15. The tarantula is the most feared spiders in the world.

The tarantula is the most feared spiders in the world.
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16. The most venomous spider in the world is the Brazilian Wandering Spider.

17. Most of the spiders live on land.

18. Most spiders build a new web every day.

Most spiders build a new web every day.
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19. Spiders cannot fly.

20. Some male spiders give dead flies to the females as presents.

21. Wolf spiders can run at speeds of up to 2 feet per second.

Wolf spiders can run at speeds of up to 2 feet per second.
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22. Water spiders are the only spiders that spend their entire lives in water.

23. The bird-dropping spider gets its name because it looks like bird poo.

24. Two kinds of jumping spiders were found at 23,000 feet.

Two kinds of jumping spiders have been found at 23,000 feet.
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25. Jumping spiders can leap up to 40 times their own body length.

26. Some spiders eat their webs and then reuse them.

27. Spiders also have tiny hairs on their legs to help them hear and smell.

Spiders also have tiny hairs on their legs to help them hear and smell.
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28. Most female spiders are bigger than male spiders.

29. Spiders do not have antennas.

30. Arachnophobia is the fear of the spiders.

Arachnophobia is the fear of the spiders
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31. It takes a spider about 60 minutes to spin a web.

32. Spiders can be found on all continents except Antarctica.

33. Grass spiders build webs on top of grass.

Grass spiders build a web on top of the grass.
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34. The largest spider is the Goliath Tarantula and can be found in South America.

35. Spiders often use their chelicerae as weapons for attack.

36. Spiders can produce seven different kinds of silk.

The silk produced is so strong, it has been compared to steel.
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37. Spiders make a nest of silk to protect their eggs.

38. The silk produced by spiders is so strong, it has been compared to steel.

39. Most spiders have eight eyes.

Most spiders have eight eyes.
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40. The biggest known fossil spider found in China measured 2.5 cm in length.

40 Interesting Spider Facts
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