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Arachnida Collection

Arachnida, a diverse class of arthropods, encompasses a wide range of fascinating creatures

Background imageArachnida Collection: Heteropoda venatoria, huntsman spider

Heteropoda venatoria, huntsman spider
This a large brown spider with a flattened body structure and a leg span of between 7 and 12 cm. These spiders hunt at night, and mainly prey upon cockroaches

Background imageArachnida Collection: False-colour SEM of Tetranychus, a red spider mite

False-colour SEM of Tetranychus, a red spider mite

Background imageArachnida Collection: Sheep tick, SEM

Sheep tick, SEM
Sheep tick. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a sheep tick (Ixodes ricinus). The ticks mouthparts are between its two front legs

Background imageArachnida Collection: Borneo giant forest scorpion (Heterometrus longimanus) resting inside a fallen hollow log

Borneo giant forest scorpion (Heterometrus longimanus) resting inside a fallen hollow log. Danum Valley, Sabah, Borneo. Photographed with natural light and UV light

Background imageArachnida Collection: Fen raft spider / Great raft spider (Dolomedes plantarius) sub-adult. Norfolk Broads, UK, September

Fen raft spider / Great raft spider (Dolomedes plantarius) sub-adult. Norfolk Broads, UK, September. Vulnerable species

Background imageArachnida Collection: Eyelash mite, SEM

Eyelash mite, SEM
Eyelash mite. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of an eyelash, or follicle, mite (Demodex folliculorum), a harmless parasite which lives inside human hair follicles

Background imageArachnida Collection: Goldenrod crab spider (Misumena vatia) yellow female on Honesty flower, Bristol, UK

Goldenrod crab spider (Misumena vatia) yellow female on Honesty flower, Bristol, UK, April

Background imageArachnida Collection: Ogre faced / Net-casting spider {Deinopis sp} with web held between legs that it

Ogre faced / Net-casting spider {Deinopis sp} with web held between legs that it will stretch over prey that walks below it. Masoala Peninsula National Park, north east Madagascar

Background imageArachnida Collection: Sarcoptes scabiei, scabies mite

Sarcoptes scabiei, scabies mite
Scanning electron microscope image of an itch or scabies mite, a parasite that infests a wide variety of mammalian hosts including humans

Background imageArachnida Collection: Eyelash mite tails, SEM

Eyelash mite tails, SEM
Eyelash mite tails. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the tails (pink) of three eyelash, or follicle, mites (Demodex folliculorum), protruding from a human hair follicle

Background imageArachnida Collection: Tailless whip scorpion

Tailless whip scorpion (Order Amblypygi) on the bark of a tree. Amblypygids are a group of tropical arachnids. They are carnivorous, and are usually nocturnal hunters

Background imageArachnida Collection: Spider mite, SEM

Spider mite, SEM
Spider mite. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a spider mite (Tetranychus sp.). It is an economic pest and plant parasite, found on vegetable crops, fruit trees and flowers

Background imageArachnida Collection: Thespesia populnea, portia tree

Thespesia populnea, portia tree
Finished watercolour by Sydney Parkinson made during Captain James Cooks first voyage across the Pacific, 1768-1771

Background imageArachnida Collection: Dust mite

Dust mite. Coloured Scanning Electron Micrograph (SEM) of a dust mite Dermatophagoides sp. in a sample of household dust. It is crawling among hair, fibres and other dust debris

Background imageArachnida Collection: Oligonychus ununguis, red spider mite

Oligonychus ununguis, red spider mite
Red spider mites are arachnids with four pairs of legs and no antennae. They are a plant-sucking pest mainly active in the hot summer weather

Background imageArachnida Collection: Brazilian Wandering Spider or Banana Spider, Phoneutria genus, spider family Ctenidae

Brazilian Wandering Spider or Banana Spider, Phoneutria genus, spider family Ctenidae, Tambopata Nature Reserve, Madre de Dios Region, Peru

Background imageArachnida Collection: Tarantula wolf spider, Lycosa tarantula. Handcoloured steel engraving from Georg Friedrich

Tarantula wolf spider, Lycosa tarantula. Handcoloured steel engraving from Georg Friedrich Treitschke's Gallery of
FLO4719897 Tarantula wolf spider, Lycosa tarantula. Handcoloured steel engraving from Georg Friedrich Treitschke's Gallery of Natural History, Naturhistorischer Bildersaal des Thierreiches

Background imageArachnida Collection: Sydney funnel web spider (Atrax robustus) close up showing venom droplets on fangs

Sydney funnel web spider (Atrax robustus) close up showing venom droplets on fangs, bites were nearly always fatal before developing antivenom, Sydney, Bunya Pine Mountains National Park, Queensland

Background imageArachnida Collection: Jumping spider (Philaeus chrysops, Orvieto, Umrbria, Italy, May

Jumping spider (Philaeus chrysops, Orvieto, Umrbria, Italy, May

Background imageArachnida Collection: Canopy jumping spider (Phidippus otiosus) male, North Florida, USA, September

Canopy jumping spider (Phidippus otiosus) male, North Florida, USA, September

Background imageArachnida Collection: Porto Santo Wolfspider (Hogna schmitzi) Porto Santo island, Madeira Archipelago, Portugal

Porto Santo Wolfspider (Hogna schmitzi) Porto Santo island, Madeira Archipelago, Portugal. Endemic

Background imageArachnida Collection: Running foliage spider / Spiny-legged sac spider (Liocranum rupicola), a nationally

Running foliage spider / Spiny-legged sac spider (Liocranum rupicola), a nationally scarce species in the UK, hunting at night in an old stone wall, Wiltshire, UK, September

Background imageArachnida Collection: Peruvian Tarantula (Pamphobeteus sp. ) adult, walking over Humming Frog (Chiasmocleis

Peruvian Tarantula (Pamphobeteus sp. ) adult, walking over Humming Frog (Chiasmocleis
Peruvian Tarantula (Pamphobeteus sp.) adult, walking over Humming Frog (Chiasmocleis royi) without preying on it. Los Amigos Biological Station, Madre de Dios, Amazonia, Peru

Background imageArachnida Collection: Palm spider (Nephila inaurata) in its web, female, Praslin Island, Republic of Seychelles

Palm spider (Nephila inaurata) in its web, female, Praslin Island, Republic of Seychelles

Background imageArachnida Collection: Deserta Grande wolf spider (Hogna ingens), Deserta Grande, Madeira, Portugal. Critically endangered

Deserta Grande wolf spider (Hogna ingens), Deserta Grande, Madeira, Portugal. Critically endangered

Background imageArachnida Collection: Crab spider (Thomisus onustus) Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park, southern Spain. May

Crab spider (Thomisus onustus) Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park, southern Spain. May

Background imageArachnida Collection: Red spider mite (Tetranychus urticae), Andalusia, Spain, June

Red spider mite (Tetranychus urticae), Andalusia, Spain, June

Background imageArachnida Collection: Whip scorpion (Heterophrynus elephas) hunting for food on a large tree root of the rainforest

Whip scorpion (Heterophrynus elephas) hunting for food on a large tree root of the rainforest. Los Amigos Biological Station, Peru

Background imageArachnida Collection: Jumping spider (Salticidae sp), close up. Wuliangshan Nature Reserve, Jingdong, Yunnan Province

Jumping spider (Salticidae sp), close up. Wuliangshan Nature Reserve, Jingdong, Yunnan Province, China

Background imageArachnida Collection: Green huntsman spider (Olios sp), Intervales State Park, Sao Paulo, Atlantic Forest

Green huntsman spider (Olios sp), Intervales State Park, Sao Paulo, Atlantic Forest South-East Reserves, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Brazil

Background imageArachnida Collection: Regal jumping spider (Phidippus regius) captive male with iridescent fangs. Italy

Regal jumping spider (Phidippus regius) captive male with iridescent fangs. Italy

Background imageArachnida Collection: Goliath birdeater (Theraphosa blondi) Kanuku Mountains, Guyana. Meetyourneighbours

Goliath birdeater (Theraphosa blondi) Kanuku Mountains, Guyana. Meetyourneighbours.net project

Background imageArachnida Collection: Crab spider (Epicadus heterogaster) on petals, Canande, Esmeraldas, Ecuador

Crab spider (Epicadus heterogaster) on petals, Canande, Esmeraldas, Ecuador

Background imageArachnida Collection: Huntsman spider (Megaloremmius leo) Andasibe, Madagascar. Endemic species

Huntsman spider (Megaloremmius leo) Andasibe, Madagascar. Endemic species

Background imageArachnida Collection: Great Fen / Raft spider (Dolomedes plantarius), adult female eating an invasive species of fish

Great Fen / Raft spider (Dolomedes plantarius), adult female eating an invasive species of fish, Western mosquitofish, (Gambusia affinis), Alessandria, Italy, August

Background imageArachnida Collection: Goldenrod crab spider (Misumena vatia) camouflaged on yellow flower. Nordtirol, Austrian Alps, July

Goldenrod crab spider (Misumena vatia) camouflaged on yellow flower. Nordtirol, Austrian Alps, July

Background imageArachnida Collection: Earth tiger tarantula (Cyriopagopus sp) Maliau Basin, Sabah, Borneo

Earth tiger tarantula (Cyriopagopus sp) Maliau Basin, Sabah, Borneo

Background imageArachnida Collection: Regal jumping spider (Phidippus regius) female originating from North America. Captive

Regal jumping spider (Phidippus regius) female originating from North America. Captive

Background imageArachnida Collection: Jumping spider (Evarcha arcuata) on edge of evening primrose flower, Surrey, England

Jumping spider (Evarcha arcuata) on edge of evening primrose flower, Surrey, England, UK, August

Background imageArachnida Collection: Long-jawed orbweaver (Metellina segmentata) in web at sunset. Dunwich Heath, Suffolk

Long-jawed orbweaver (Metellina segmentata) in web at sunset. Dunwich Heath, Suffolk, UK, September

Background imageArachnida Collection: Blue tit (Cyanistes caeruleus) bringing Crab spider prey (Misumena vatia) to feed chicks

Blue tit (Cyanistes caeruleus) bringing Crab spider prey (Misumena vatia) to feed chicks, Monmouthshire, Wales, UK. May

Background imageArachnida Collection: Regal Jumping Spider (Phidippus regius) male, close-up showing irridescent mandibles

Regal Jumping Spider (Phidippus regius) male, close-up showing irridescent mandibles. Captive. Endemic to North America

Background imageArachnida Collection: Portrait of Jumping Spider (Icius subinermis) photographed on a lichen (Xanthoria

Portrait of Jumping Spider (Icius subinermis) photographed on a lichen (Xanthoria parietina) in the heights of Sori

Background imageArachnida Collection: Diadem spider, Cross spider, European garden spider -Araneus diadematus-, habitat Europe

Diadem spider, Cross spider, European garden spider -Araneus diadematus-, habitat Europe

Background imageArachnida Collection: Cardinal jumper (Phidippus cardinalis) spider on a leaf, Florida, USA. Controlled conditions

Cardinal jumper (Phidippus cardinalis) spider on a leaf, Florida, USA. Controlled conditions

Background imageArachnida Collection: Giant house spider (Eratigena atrica) close up showing large mandibles, Banbridge

Giant house spider (Eratigena atrica) close up showing large mandibles, Banbridge, County Down, Northern Ireland. September

Background imageArachnida Collection: Longhorn orb web spider (Macracantha arcuata), Danum Valley, Sabah, Borneo

Longhorn orb web spider (Macracantha arcuata), Danum Valley, Sabah, Borneo

Background imageArachnida Collection: Wolf spider (Pardosa amentata) close up, Leeds, Yorkshire, England, UK, April

Wolf spider (Pardosa amentata) close up, Leeds, Yorkshire, England, UK, April. Focus stacked image



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Arachnida, a diverse class of arthropods, encompasses a wide range of fascinating creatures. From the Heteropoda venatoria, commonly known as the huntsman spider, to the tiny mite that feasts on cheese under an electron microscope (SEM), these creatures never cease to amaze. In the world of arachnids, there is no shortage of unique species. Take for example the False-colour SEM image of Tetranychus, a red spider mite; its intricate details and vibrant colors are truly mesmerizing. Similarly captivating is the Sheep tick captured through SEM, showcasing its formidable presence. But it's not just their appearance that captivates us; even microscopic arachnids like the Eyelash mite leave us in awe. Under SEM, we can observe their delicate bodies and intricate features up close. On another end of the spectrum lies Misumena vatia - a yellow female Goldenrod crab spider perched gracefully on an Honesty flower in Bristol, UK. The Ogre faced/Net-casting spider (Deinopis sp) takes hunting to another level with its web held between legs ready to ensnare unsuspecting prey. And let's not forget about Sarcoptes scabiei - better known as scabies mites - which unfortunately cause discomfort for humans but still fascinate scientists studying them under microscopes. Even something as seemingly insignificant as eyelash mite tails become intriguing when examined through SEM. The Tailless whip scorpion stands out with its peculiar appearance and behavior while Spider mites continue to astound researchers with their ability to survive and thrive in various environments. Lastly, Oligonychus ununguis showcases yet another type of red spider mite that leaves us marveling at nature's diversity within this class called Arachnida.