All spiders are carnivorous, which means they eat a variety of insects and other spiders. Large spiders are able to eat small vertebrates like mice and small birds. More »

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While spiders are often appreciated for the pest control services they provide, spiders are prey to a variety of animals, including birds, lizards, frogs and even larger spiders. Some animals, such as Tarantula hawks, de... More »

After trapping prey, spiders eat by releasing digestive enzymes that liquefy food and make it easier to swallow. Spiders cannot consume solid food whole, so digested matter must be broken down to pass through their narro... More »

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Some species of spiders do eat ants and some, like the Euryopis superba, prefer ants over other insects. Black widows and lynx spiders target ants for prey when given the opportunity. Some jumping spiders eat plant necta... More »

Jumping spiders eat insects and feed almost strictly on female mosquitoes with blood in their stomachs. One species eats mainly plant material, and some species subsist on nectar, but the majority of jumping spiders are ... More »

Tarantulas eat arthropods such as insects and other spiders, and larger species even prey upon small rodents and reptiles. Contrary to its name, the Goliath bird-eating tarantula very rarely consumes birds. More »

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Water spiders, also known as diving bell spiders, eat small fish and insects that get caught in the spider's water bell. Water spiders live completely submerged under the water, only venturing to the surface occasionally... More »