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Sparassidae Checklist: Huntsman Spiders

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13 October 2020
Huntsman spiders from the family Sparassidae Bertkau, 1872 are nocturnal hunters. They don’t weave webs nor wait in ambush, but actively move about to hunt down their prey. Due…
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Salticidae Checklist: Jumping Spiders

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23 August 2020
Jumping spiders from the family Salticidae Blackwall, 1841 are active hunting predators. Based on the World Spider Catalog, Salticidae has over 600 described genera and 6000 described species (and…
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Pholcidae Checklist: Daddy-Long-Legs Spiders

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31 July 2020
Daddy-long-legs spiders or cellar spiders from the family Pholcidae C. L. Koch, 1850 are very often confused with other invertebrates with the same common name, such as harvestmen (Opiliones)…
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Araneidae Checklist: Orb Weaver Spiders

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9 April 2020
Orb weaver spiders from the family Araneidae Clerck, 1757 belong to the most morphologically diverse group of spiders. Almost all spiders from the family Araneidae build vertical orb webs….
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Thomisidae Checklist: Crab Spiders

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17 February 2020
Crab spiders from the family Thomisidae Sundevall,1833 are ambush predators and do not weave webs. The first two pairs of legs are typically longer and stronger, often armed with…

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