Spiders Are Top Predators According To A Study; Can Consume Up To 800 Metric Tons Of Insects A Year?

By Carrie Winters - Mar 16, 2017 11:15 PM EDT

Spiders are top predators according to a research recently published in the journal Science of Nature. These arachnids feed on 400 to 800 million metric tons of insects each year.

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Spiders Can Traverse Long Distances Across Water - Here's How

By Kamal Nayan - Jul 04, 2015 08:46 AM EDT

Spiders can traverse long distances across water and in a new study researchers have explained the mechanism behind it. The study also notes what leads them to colonize at a rapid pace in new areas.

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Spiders Can Sail and Anchor Over Seas

By Peter R - Jul 03, 2015 03:50 PM EDT

Using their silk, spiders can position their bodies to sail over the water and drop silk to slow down.

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When It Rained Spiders on Goulburn, Australia

By Peter R - May 19, 2015 09:50 AM EDT

Millions of migrating spiders gave residents quite a shock and left the town covered in web or angel-hair.

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Researchers Discover Lobster-Like Predator That Gave Rise To Spiders, Butterflies And Existed 250 Million Years Before Dinosaur

By Kamal Nayan - Mar 30, 2015 12:17 AM EDT

Researchers have discovered a new lobster-like predator that gave rise to lobsters, spiders and butterflies. The newly identified species named Yawunik kootenayi was discovered from a 508-million-year-old fossil site.

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