All spiders have eight legs. Spiders also possess a pair of shorter limbs called the pedipalps, that in males serve as sex organs. Spider legs contain seven distinct segments. More »

No spider has 10 legs. The camel spider appears to have 10 but it actually only has eight. These arachnids have two additional sensory organs that resemble legs. More »

There are approximately 35,000 types of spiders that have been identified worldwide, although biologists believe there are many more that are not yet identified. In North America, there are approximately 3,000 types of s... More »

All spiders have eight legs and a body composed of two parts: a cephalothorax and an abdomen. There are an estimated 40,000 different species of spiders. Wolf spiders can be identified by their eyes; they have a bottom r... More »

Portia spiders are jumping spiders belonging to the genus Portia. There are 17 species. Portia spiders use a wide variety of hunting techniques and learn new hunting tactics rapidly using a trial-and-error approach. More » Pets & Animals Bugs Spiders

Many black spiders exhibit white markings, such as the white-spotted jumping spider, the gray wall jumper, grass spiders, the zebra jumper and the false black widow. Others can be researched using resources like online a... More » Pets & Animals Bugs Spiders

Black widow spiders inhabit a variety of different terrestrial habitats throughout the temperate regions of the world. Humans frequently encounter black widows under some form of cover, such as logs, rocks, debris or ref... More »