News tagged with jumping spider

App helps homeowners identify spiders

Each autumn the number of spiders seen indoors suddenly increases as males go on the hunt for a mate. The Society of Biology is launching a new app to help the public learn more about the spiders that will ...

Sep 16, 2014 5 / 5 (1) 0

The eyes have it for perfect predator

(PhysOrg.com) -- The most striking feature of jumping spiders is their arsenal of big eyes. In contrast to web-building spiders, they rely on their excellent vision to actively hunt and catch their insect ...

Jul 09, 2010 4.9 / 5 (7) 0 | with audio podcast

Herbivory discovered in a spider

(PhysOrg.com) -- There are approximately 40,000 species of spiders in the world, all of which have been thought to be strict predators that feed on insects or other animals. Now, scientists have found that ...

Oct 12, 2009 5 / 5 (34) 1
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