Woodlouse Spider

Continuing the trend of covering common household friends that you have probably seen at least once if not multiple times, let’s take a peek at the woodlouse spider, even though you probably don’t want to because it’s goddamn hideous. If you’ve seen one of these before, you will remember it, and now you know what it is!

woodlouse spider
D. crocata: just look at it. Drink it in.

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Woodlouse Spider

Peacock Jumping Spider

Welcome to the first installment of the Friday Spider!

For our first ever post, I wanted to showcase the creature that has changed so many of my acquaintances’ opinions of our eight-legged friends already, the Peacock Jumping Spider.

M. volans - 'volans' means 'flying', as it was once believed that the spider could use its abdominal flaps for limited flight. This has since been disproved.
M. volans – ‘volans’ means ‘flying’, as it was once believed that the spider could use its feathered abdominal flaps for limited flight. This has since been disproved.

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Peacock Jumping Spider