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General

Portal

Spider BBC wildlife Finder
Spiders from Europe, Australia and some immunology

Dictionary

spider : any of an order (Araneae synonym Araneida) of arachnids having a short, usually unsegmented abdomen linked to the cephalothorax by the pedicel, chelicerae modified into poison fangs, and two or more pairs of spinnerets at the posterior end of the abdomen for spinning threads of silk for various uses (as in making cocoons for their eggs or webs to catch prey) — Webster

OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary, Urban Dictionary

Thesaurus

Roget’s II (Thesaurus.com), Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, Visuwords

Glossary

Spider Glossary (Spiders from Europe, Australia and some immunology)

Encyclopedia

Spiders are air-breathing arthropods that have eight legs and chelicerae with fangs that inject venom. They are the largest order of arachnids and rank seventh in total species diversity among all other orders of organisms. Spiders are found worldwide on every continent except for Antarctica, and have become established in nearly every habitat with the exceptions of air and sea colonization. — Wikipedia

Britannica

Introduction


An introduction to spiders (Australian Museum)

Search

WolframAlpha

Preservation

History


Arachnology (British Arachnological Society)
Arachnology (Wikipedia)

Quotation

Quotations Page

Museum

Department of Entomology (Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History)

Library

WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library

Participation

Education

Under the spell of spiders (Smithsonian)

Course

OER Commons: Open Educational Resources

Community

News

Science Daily, NPR Archives

Book

ISBNdb

Government

Document

USA.gov

Expression

Fun


Poem

OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form

Music

Song Lyrics

Fiction

Spiders in literature (Wikipedia)

Folklore

Spider Mythology and Folklore (Patti Wigington, ThoughtCo)
Spiders in folklore and mythology (Wikipedia)

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