arthropods

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I photographed this large spider eating a dragonfly. As I watched, I noticed the two tiny spiders. Why are they in the web?

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This common, Florida spider is subject to kleptoparasitic spiders, but they don't steal insects. What do they take?

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This beautiful beetle is often mistaken for a fly, because it has excellent eyesight, and quickly runs or flies away when you approach. What is it, and why is it in danger?

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This Praying Mantis has three simple eyes in the center of its face, and two large, compound eyes. What are the two black dots on the compound eyes?

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We spotted this beautiful spider crossing the road. Why are tarantulas called tarantulas?

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We have discussed in the past that butterflies taste with their feet, and hear sounds with their wings. How do they smell?

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