Story: Spiders and other arachnids

Parts of a spider

Parts of a spider

This diagram shows the main external parts of a typical spider.

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Artwork by Bruce Mahalski

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Simon Pollard, 'Spiders and other arachnids - What is a spider?', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 July 2022)

Story by Simon Pollard, published 24 Sep 2007