Arachnids

Daddy Longlegs

Length: ¾-4”
Alias: cellar spider
Diet: omnivorous (pieces of carcass, leftovers, and detritus)
Clutch Size: 20-30 eggs
Did You Know: not spiders at all (they don’t produce silk webs, don’t have fangs and have only one set of eyes), they’re closer to scorpions; both spiders and scorpions are arachnids.

 

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Water Striders

Length: about ½”
Diet: carnivorous (insects and larvae on the surface of water, such as mosquitoes and fallen dragonflies)
Clutch Size: up to 10 eggs
Did You Know: Scientists study the legs of water striders, hoping to make materials that easily repel water and help objects move faster over water.

 

Goldenrod Crab Spider

Rare find!
Length: 1¼-4¼”
Mating Habits: Courtship includes the male covering the female with strands of silk, referred to as a “bridal veil”; this does not restrict her movement
Diet: carnivorous (wasps, bees)
Clutch Size: 50-100 eggs
Did You Know: Instead of spinning webs, they camouflage themselves in the center of flowers (preferably the goldenrod) to ambush prey.

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