8 superlative spiders
Wed, Oct 02 2013 at 1:53 PM
Autumn brings a burst of activity from one member of the natural world that leaves many people cringing: spiders. Many people don’t bother to learn more about these fascinating creatures because, well, they’re terrified of them – an insecta non grata, if you will.
That being said, we felt it was only appropriate during this season of heightened spider fear to give arachnids a little PR boost with a pageant — we won’t go as far to call it a beauty pageant — that singles out some of the most remarkable spiders on Earth. We’ve picked a spider to represent each of eight different categories. And, yes, some of these superlative spiders are rather large and all are venomous, so if this is a sensitive topic, please proceed with caution.