• Colour: Varies between species
  • Size: From 3 mm to 35 mm long depending on the species.
  • Description: All spiders have four pairs of legs, which are segmented and in most cases skinny in appearance.


Spider habitats vary greatly. Almost all spiders can be divided into two general groups: hunting spiders and web building spiders. Hunting spiders actively seek out their prey and have a tendency to move around. Because of these habits, you are unlikely to come across a population of hunting spiders in your home. Web building spiders, however, are far more likely to move indoors.


The diet of a spider depends on its type. Web-building spiders like to feed on insects like flies, moths, mosquitoes, etc. Hunting spiders are a more voracious variety of spiders. They camouflage themselves and attack their prey when it’s in their proximity. They eat grasshoppers, beetles, crickets etc.


All spiders, from the tiniest jumping spider to the largest tarantula, have the same general life cycle. They mature in three stages: egg, spiderling, and adult. Though the details of each stage vary from one species to another, they are all very similar.

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