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Shake Your Silk-Maker: The Dance of the Peacock Spider

When a peacock spider dances, how do we know that it's a really, really good dancer? From their colorful, iridescent body displays, to their wide variety of dance moves, to the different rhythms that they "sing" while...

Ladybird spiders (Eresus sandaliatus)

Ladybird spiders! A 10-16mm black female — who first appears around the one minute mark — and 6-9mm, brightly-colored male, emerge from silk-lined burrows in the grassy hills of Tišnov, Czech Republic. The difference ...

Spiders that hunt and eat fish

Angling from the water's surface, the six-spotted fishing spider hunts and eats fish, tadpoles, and other invertebrates. It can even dive 18 cm (7.1 in) down into the water to complete the job. It is one of eight fami...

Spiders Tune Their Webs Like A Guitar

Much more than just a net to catch prey, spider webs can transmit lots of information about what has been caught or what might be visiting. Oxford researchers have recently discovered that the strands of silk vibrate ...

A newly-discovered species of cartwheeling spider

This newly-discovered species of cartwheeling spider, Cebrennus rechenbergi or Moroccan flic-flac spider, is definitely something to see. From ScienceTake, watch it

Spider weaving its web, a time lapse

Over an hour and a half of construction captured by a picture taken every four seconds, a spider weaves its web. This one is a larger size, but there’s some extra climbing involved when ...

Milena Sidorova‘s The Spider

Milena Sidorova's The Spider, a piece that she choreographed as a teenager because, she explains, “I used to be obsessed with spiders as a child.” In the archives: more ballet.

Spider attack

Enjoy this internet classic: Spider attack. A spider runs circles around its prey, an ant, to tie it up in webbing. Fascinating… and then surprising. In the archives: the wonder of spiders. Also, ants have had ...

Ray Harryhausen’s Mother Goose Stories (1946)

Mother Goose Stories was made in 1946 by pioneering stop-motion animator Ray Harryhausen. Distributed to schools, it includes Little Miss Muffet, Old Mother Hubbard, The Queen of Hearts, and ...

Pompilid Wasp vs Golden Wheel Spider

This phenomenal little clip is from Kalahari, the first episode of BBC's Africa series, narrated by Sir David Attenborough. A golden wheel spider evades the attack of a pompilid wasp… I will leave you to wa...

The Peacock Spiders of Australia

Entomologist Dr. Jürgen Otto films the Peacock Spiders of Australia, and they are super fun to watch. Though they are not well documented, there are 20 known species of these small jumping spiders. They have huge eye...

Up close with a Stag Beetle, a Long-horned Beetle and a Tube Web Spider

Stuart Hind, Identification and Advisory Service Manager at the Natural History Museum in London, spends his days identifying the bugs that people bring in to the museum. Jars, match boxes, s...

An industrious spider builds an orb web

To the music of Bossa Nostra’s Groovin’ On, watch this industrious backyard spider construct an orb web for catching insects. From wikipedia:  During the process of making an...

Sarruga: Giant Insects in Chicago

The spectacular Catalan street theater company, Sarruga, transforms the Millennium Park in Chicago into a fantasy world, bringing their giant ants, spiders and praying mantises to interact with the public in a...

Tim Davies’ massive spider puppet

London-based artist Tim Davies built this massive spider puppet for street and carnival performances. The kid should definitely see this (though probably not at night).   via Neatorama.