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 »

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In William Shakespeare's play "Julius Caesar," the soothsayer tells Portia that he has a message to give to Caesar. Though the soothsayer does not say precisely what the message contains, he implies strongly that it is a... More »

Mary Oliver's poem "Recovering" and Portia Nelson's poem "There's a Hole in My Sidewalk" are both about recovery. Brenda Winders' poem "Sunshine After Rain" is specifically about recovering from an addiction to both drug... More »

Jumping spiders of the Phidippus genus are cute. Two of the cutest are the male members of the Phidippus johnsoni and Phidippus apacheanus species. Jumping spiders have eight eyes; two of them are especially large and br... 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 »

The spinybacked orbweaver, commonly called the crab spider in Florida, is part of a pantropical genus that can be found in trees and shrubs from the southern United States to northern Argentina. The female can be identif... More »

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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 »