This is the special photo story mainly made on Spiders as part of the Wildlife photography.

Spiders – Insects or Bugs?

Many people think that spiders are insects but they are mistaken. Because insects have six legs, but spiders have eight and don’t have wings, they are not able to chew. It’s hard to say that spiders are insects or bugs. All spiders are predators and many eat other spiders. They are the only arachnids that have special glands in their abdomen which produce silk.

50,000 Species!

Spiders have more than 50,000 species and more than 100 families, and they all ambush predators as they all live on hunting. They have 8 legs, and 8 to 12 eyes. And all are covered with hairs and spine. These all spider species have slow metabolism process that they can live many days without eating. They are venomous. Some are highly venomous and some are not so much. They are found worldwide.

Here are some photographs of spiders. Let’s study about their behavior.

Argiope Anasuja – They usually rest in a head down position on the web. These species spread across tropics to temperate regions.
Cyrtophora Moluccensis – These rest on a platform near the rivers, lakes, ponds, or any water source place.
Opadometa Fastigata – This species is separated from other leucauge spider by its pear-shaped abdomen. This spider has mixture of orange, black and white colors.
Leucauge Decorata – These are orb web builders in shaded vegetation. This flat body which is yellow green, darkens medially and towards the margin. The legs are long and thin with dark brown annunciations.
Ant Spider – It is likely that they also derive some protection against predator from their similarity to the ants, since ants are unpalatable to many species that eat spiders.
Jumping Spider – Because of their body structure there are known as jumping spider. The body is designed on the hydraulic principle, which makes them jump long distance.
Nephila maculata – At the rear of the cephalus, there are two short horn-like projections. The abdomen is long, rounded, widest and truncated in the front, narrowing gradually to a rounded posterior.
Tarantulas – Tarantulas defend themselves by throwing needle-like hairs at their attackers. They are venomous, but rarely bites people
Indian funnel-web spider – Indian funnel-web Spider, a group that make funnel-shaped webs, which they use to trap insects. They are among the most abundant and conspicuous in temperate grassland areas.

About Author

Abhishek Biswas hails from Bhopal, MP. He is very much into Macro photography, mainly insects. Meanwhile, he also has some love towards birds, people and culture photography. He doesn’t only like to photograph, at the same time he shows keen interest in learning about them. In his words, he loves to travel to any corner of the world to explore the insects world. He has completed his professional Diploma in Art of Photography from Creative hut institute of Photography, Kerala, INDIA.

Abhishek Biswas, Bhopal, Madhyapradesh. INDIA.

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  1. You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this topic to be really something which I think I would never understand. It seems too complex and extremely broad for me. I’m looking forward for your next post, I will try to get the hang of it!