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Order Araneae - Spiders

Spiders are characterized by two body regions (cephalothorax and abdomen), four pairs of legs, chelicerae and pedipalps. Virtually all spiders are predators (only one phytophagous species is known to date). Spiders produce silk from spinnerets beneath the abdomen.
Family Agelenidae - Funnel-web Spiders
Family Agelenidae - Funnel-web Spiders
Family Anyphaenidae - Ghost Spiders
Family Anyphaenidae - Ghost Spiders
Family Araneidae - Orb Weavers
Family Araneidae - Orb Weavers
Family Cheiracanthiidae - Prowling Spiders
Family Cheiracanthiidae - Prowling Spiders
Family Clubionidae - Sac Spiders
Family Clubionidae - Sac Spiders
Family Corinnidae - Ground Sac Spiders
Family Corinnidae - Ground Sac Spiders
Family Dictynidae - Meshweb Spiders
Family Dictynidae - Meshweb Spiders
Family Gnaphosidae - Ground Spiders
Family Gnaphosidae - Ground Spiders
Family Linyphiidae - Sheetweb and Dwarf Spiders
Family Linyphiidae - Sheetweb and Dwarf Spiders
Family Lycosidae - Wolf Spiders
Family Lycosidae - Wolf Spiders
Family Mimetidae - Pirate Spiders
Family Mimetidae - Pirate Spiders
Family Philodromidae - Running Crab Spiders
Family Philodromidae - Running Crab Spiders
Family Pholcidae - Cellar Spiders
Family Pholcidae - Cellar Spiders
Family Pisauridae - Nursery Web Spiders
Family Pisauridae - Nursery Web Spiders
Family Salticidae - Jumping Spiders
Family Salticidae - Jumping Spiders
Family Tetragnathidae - Longjawed Orbweavers
Family Tetragnathidae - Longjawed Orbweavers
Family Theridiidae - Cobweb Spiders
Family Theridiidae - Cobweb Spiders
Family Theridiosomatidae - Ray Spiders
Family Theridiosomatidae - Ray Spiders
Family Thomisidae - Crab Spiders
Family Thomisidae - Crab Spiders
Hacklemesh Weaver (Coras sp.), family Amaurobiidae
Hacklemesh Weaver (Coras sp.), family Amaurobiidae
Phrurotimpus sp., family Phrurolithidae
Phrurotimpus sp., family Phrurolithidae
Woodlouse Hunter (Dysdera crocata), family Dysderidae
Woodlouse Hunter (Dysdera crocata), family Dysderidae
Woodlouse Hunter (Dysdera crocata), family Dysderidae
Woodlouse Hunter (Dysdera crocata), family Dysderidae
Woodlouse Hunter (Dysdera crocata), family Dysderidae
Woodlouse Hunter (Dysdera crocata), family Dysderidae