No they are not, they are arachnids. Insects have six legs, arachnids have eight.
Spiders are not insects.
All creatures are divided up by scientists into families and subfamilies, each with their own special name. Insects belong to the Insecta family, but spiders, along with scorpions and mites and others, belong to the family Arachnida, which is the Greek word for spider. The Greeks say that a girl called Arachne was so good at weaving that she challenged the goddess Athene to a competition and won . Athene was so furious that she changed Arachne into a spider and condemned her to weave a web spun out of her own body for the rest of time.
by Ultimate Hubber 6 years ago
Would you like to keep some insect as a pet?In case you would, which one would it be?
by TheKatsMeow 6 years ago
Why are people afraid of spiders?
by Jose Caez 3 years ago
Flying spiders, evolved insects!There finally here! I never would have thought it would come too this... A flying spider!
by Lisa HW 7 years ago
Last week we had the hurricane/tropical storm (depending on where someone was) come through. This week (earlier today) I found - truly - the biggest, giant-est, brown, spider I've ever seen in my life. It was a big, fat, brown, thick-legged, one that measured, maybe, an inch and a third...
by Angela Michelle Schultz 8 years ago
Aside from the black widow, are there any other animals/insects/creatures that eat their mate...after mating?
by ngureco 5 years ago
How do spiders make strand of silk that floats in air horizontally between two distant points?How are spiders able to make strand of silk that floats in air horizontally between two distant points?
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