spider

Tarantulas are fuzzy, active in the dark and troublingly large — with some South American species tip-tapping around on leg spans bigger than the hands of the most gargantuan professional basketball...

A SPIDER bite victim was left “hours from death” after the wound on his leg developed “its own heartbeat”. Christopher Tapp, from Tonbridge in Kent, was at work when he noticed a small bite mark...

Slingshot spider launches itself 100 times faster than cheetah by creating spring coils in its web – and experts say the design could improve robots Launching from a spring-like web, the acrobatic...

Miniature lenses made with spider silk could allow scientists to take extremely high-resolution images inside the human body Specialist silk from a daddy long legs spider was used as part of experiments  Resin...

New species of Peacock spider that resembles Vincent van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’ masterpiece is discovered in Australia A spider was discovered in Australia that resembles the ‘Starry...

Spider numbers in the UK are DROPPING but dragonflies, mayflies and mosses are thriving despite climate change The number of arachnids dropped by seven per cent over the past 50 years In contrast the...

Skin-crawling moment spider wasp hauls a paralysed tarantula across road back to its lair The tarantula hawk was filmed grasping onto its prey in Eleuthera, the Bahamas In the stomach-churning clip, the...

Open wide! Scuba diver lets a long-legged sea spider crawl into his mouth to ‘clean his teeth’ as he lies on the sea floor Peter McGuiness and wife Belinda were diving off the coast of Bali,...

Giant huntsman spider in woman’s Australian home frightens Facebook users A huntsman spider, also known as a ‘giant crab spider,’ was photographed in the home of an Australian woman...

Sea spiders are abundant in waters across the globe, and most are so small that you could hold one on the tip of your pinkie. But in the swirling waters around our planet’s icy poles, these spiders are...

Sea spiders are abundant in waters across the globe, and most are so small that you could hold one on the tip of your pinkie. But in the swirling waters around our planet’s icy poles, these spiders are...

On crisp fall days, as the time of tricking and treating comes near, arachnophiles brace themselves for yet another orgy of spider shaming. Spiders, among the most intelligent, successful and beautiful...

The species has a fearsome reputation as one of the few British breeds capable of inflicting a painful bite to humans — but is there really anything to be afraid of? What is the false widow spider?...

Manchester’s very own Spider-Girl! Daredevil dressed in leggings, hoodie and trainers scales an eight-storey car park in minutes without any safety equipment Adrenaline junkie climbed up the tall...

If you’re afraid of spiders, here’s some food for thought. Everyone seems to be afraid of spiders. It’s not often that someone is quick to hold a spider in their hand or pet it. People have a...

Andy Perry, 46, is believed to be the first Brit to lose an entire leg from a spider bite, after he almost died when the creature bit his ankle. He had been working as a landscaper when he fell ill with...