For thousands of years a thin bridge of sand and rock connected mainland India with the island of Sri Lanka. The 30-kilometer stretch known as Rama's (or Adam's) Bridge disappeared centuries ago—probably after a cyclone in the year A.D.
Entomologists confirm fish-eating spiders are widespread and wily
Water is no barrier to these flying arachnids
Here is a photograph of a Sydney funnel-web spider, Atrax robustus: I won’t explain the biology of this delightful animal here – you may read about it at Wikipedia in greater arachnological detail. Instead, I want to show the process by which I arrived at this composition.
A recent experiment illuminates the puzzle of why female spiders sometimes eat males instead of mating with them
Two scorpions, actually. One of the more unpleasant facts about life in the Deep South is the sheer number of insects who call your house home.
Some female wolf spiders prioritize food over sex