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A Mediterranean recluse spider (Loxosceles rufescens) at the Audubon Insectarium, part of the Audubon Nature Institute.

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A Mediterranean recluse spider (Loxosceles rufescens) at the Audubon Insectarium, part of the Audubon Nature Institute.

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A white-banded fishing spider (Dolomedes albineus) at the Audubon Insectarium, part of the Audubon Nature Institute.

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A white-banded fishing spider (Dolomedes albineus) at the Audubon Insectarium, part of the Audubon Nature Institute.

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A white-banded fishing spider (Dolomedes albineus) at the Audubon Insectarium, part of the Audubon Nature Institute.

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A Plectreurid spider (Plectreurys sp.) at the Audubon Insectarium, part of the Audubon Nature Institute.

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A Plectreurid spider (Plectreurys sp.) at the Audubon Insectarium, part of the Audubon Nature Institute.

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A Cellar spider (Crossopriza lyoni) carrying its eggs, at the Audubon Insectarium, part of the Audubon Nature Institute.

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A cellar spider (Crossopriza lyoni) carrying its eggs, at the Audubon Insectarium, part of the Audubon Nature Institute.

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A common house spider (Parasteatoda tepidariorum) at the Audubon Insectarium, part of the Audubon Nature Institute.

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A common house spider (Parasteatoda tepidariorum) at the Audubon Insectarium, part of the Audubon Nature Institute.

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A triangulate cobweb spider, or house spider (Steatoda triangulosa) at the Butterfly Pavilion.

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A triangulate cobweb spider, or house spider (Steatoda triangulosa) at the Butterfly Pavilion.

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An Okefenokee fishing spider (Dolomedes okefinokensis) at the Butterfly Pavilion.

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An Okefenokee fishing spider (Dolomedes okefinokensis) at the Butterfly Pavilion.

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A Chilean beautiful tarantula (Euathlus truculentus,) at the Butterfly Pavilion.

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A Chilean beautiful tarantula (Euathlus truculentus,) at the Butterfly Pavilion.

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An Amazon sapphire pinktoe tarantula (Ybyrapora diversipes) at the Butterfly Pavilion.

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An Amazon sapphire pinktoe tarantula (Ybyrapora diversipes) at the Butterfly Pavilion.

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A Payson blonde tarantula (Aphonopelma paysoni) at the Butterfly Pavilion.

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A Payson blonde tarantula (Aphonopelma paysoni) at the Butterfly Pavilion.

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A cobalt blue tarantula (Cyriopagopus lividus) at the Butterfly Pavilion.

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A cobalt blue tarantula (Cyriopagopus lividus) at the Butterfly Pavilion.

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A goldenrod crab spider (Misumena vatia) photographed at Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center near Denton, NE. This animal was originally collected from Bobcat Prairie near Denton, NE.

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A goldenrod crab spider (Misumena vatia) photographed at Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center near Denton, NE. This animal was originally collected from Bobcat Prairie near Denton, NE.

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A Brazilian striped redrump (Lasiodora cristata) at Safari Park Dvur Kralove.

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A Brazilian striped redrump (Lasiodora cristata) at Safari Park Dvur Kralove.

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A Tanzanian baboon tarantula (Encyocratella olivacea) from a private collection. This spider species inhabits the slopes of Mt. Meru which is 2200m above sea level. Temperatures there fall as low as 4 degrees at night.

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A Tanzanian baboon tarantula (Encyocratella olivacea) from a private collection. This spider species inhabits the slopes of Mt. Meru which is 2200m above sea level. Temperatures there fall as low as 4 degrees at night.

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A tarantula (Reversopelma petersi) from a private collection. This species lives in the Amazon rainforest. It can stick its abdomen high into the air and shed stinging hairs as a form of defense.

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A tarantula (Reversopelma petersi) from a private collection. This species lives in the Amazon rainforest. It can stick its abdomen high into the air and shed stinging hairs as a form of defense.

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An LSD earth tiger (Thrigmopoeus psychedelicus). This species has a distinctive metallic blue-green sheen on both its carapace and abdomen. This is a very rare species, it is only known from a very few localities.

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An LSD earth tiger (Thrigmopoeus psychedelicus). This species has a distinctive metallic blue-green sheen on both its carapace and abdomen. This is a very rare species, it is only known from a very few localities.

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An LSD earth tiger (Thrigmopoeus psychedelicus). This species has a distinctive metallic blue-green sheen on both its carapace and abdomen. This is a very rare species, it is only known from a very few localities.

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A golden blue leg baboon tarantula (Harpactira pulchripes) from a private collection.

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A golden blue leg baboon tarantula (Harpactira pulchripes) from a private collection.

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