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The Cave Robber spider (Trogloraptor marchingtoni), a specimen of a new taxonomic family of spiders, has unique hooks/claws on its legs. Amateur cave explorers discovered the spider in 2010 in a cave outside Grants Pass, Oregon.

Rare Discovery: Hook-Legged Spider Found in Oregon Cave

Giant-Clawed Spider Is a 'Cave Robber.' The newly discovered Trogloraptor, or "cave robber" spider is so unusual it belongs to an entirely new lineage. The creepy-crawly derives its name from both its home home habitat and remarkable claws!

La danza de la araña pavo real (Maratus volans) - Naukas

Dance of the Australian Peacock Spider Check out the beautiful footage of this jumping spider with the gigantic eyes!

Jyorougumo In Profile, Nephilia clavata, ジョロウグモ | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Nephila clavata spider,aka Jorō Spider is a member of the golden orb-web spiders.

First record of a Red Back Spider being attacked by a native Australian wasp, one of the very few predators of the spider. "The wasp strikes the spider quickly and its venom causes permanent paralysis," says Professor Andy Austin. Picture: Peter Irwin ++ Australian Geographic

University of Adelaide researchers say a small wasp that scientists had forgotten about for more than 200 years is now making a name for itself -- as a predator of Australia's most common dangerous spider, the redback.

Wolf Spider carrying her young. From Jacobo Martin on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/51708886@N03/6355533401/

Wolf Spider carrying her young. The egg sacs are attached to her spinnerets, which produce silk.

Wolf spider. We found a bunch of these in our kayaks a year ago. It gave me the heebie jeebies all day. Nowadays, no kayaking until after the craft passes spider inspection!

We found a bunch of these in our kayaks a year ago. It gave me the heebie jeebies all day. Nowadays, no kayaking until after the craft passes spider inspection!

Garden Spider

Garden Spider, Spider Bites, Spider Webs, Spider Face, Beautiful Bugs, Nature Animals, Animal Kingdom, Spiders, Amphibians

blue, hairy, scary, spider  http://live-2-learn.tumblr.com/post/23590353353/blue-spider

Cobalt Blue Tarantula - (Haplopelma lividum) Who knew spiders could be blue?

Heteropoda boiei

I don't have a picture thread for tarantulas, as I usually use the Genus threads to post pics of them.

Awesome trap door spider

Funnel-Web Spider This guy is SCARY! The funnel-web spider is very aggressive and it's venom is deadly (one of the deadliest spiders in the world)

Spiders Alive! at the American Museum of Natural History

Spiders Alive! at the American Museum of Natural History : creepy, crawly, and very, very cool

A golden orb-web spider, Nephila pilipes. Found throughout parts of Asia, this large spider has yellow on its abdomen and spins a golden web.

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