Modern Spiders

Infraorder Araneomorphae

Most spiders that we see in our day to day existence are Modern Spiders (Araenomorphae). They are the most common, the most obvious and those most often involved in bites, though rarely are these bites dangerous.

Crab spider, Thomisidae, Amyciaea bimaculata Crab spider (Amyciaea bimaculata).Most Modern spiders explore the many uses of silk, from wrapping prey, to protecting their eggs and making webs. Many young pull out long lines of silk that allow them to fly on the wind. Spiders also use their wind-blown silk to start the main spans of the webs.

Modern spiders include:

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