Questions tagged [arthropod]

An arthropod is an invertebrate animal having a segmented body, jointed appendages and exoskeleton. Arthropods form the phylum Arthropoda, which includes the chelicerates (horse shoe crabs and arachnids), insects, myriapods, and crustaceans. Use 'entomology' tag if the question is specifically about Insecta.

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How not to kill a spider while moving out of my flat?

About two weeks ago, when it started getting cold, a house spider (tegenaria domestica I believe) has chosen my flat for spending the winter. I like those spiders so it's not a problem for me. Only ...
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Which species of centipede is this and is it dangerous to cats?

My cat was "playing" (aka torturing) with this centipede: I tried to measure its length with a measurement tape: Since I know some species of centipede can be poisonous, I tried to find if ...
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Why are spiders afraid of flies caught in their web?

I recently noticed a fly got caught in a spider web in my house. The fly was very energetic and, even though caught, continued to flap it's one wing (which I think might have been partially free) with ...
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Do ants really find the shortest path to a food source?

There exist many computational intelligence algorithms based on the observation that ants deposit pheromones in such a way that they find the shortest path to food sources. This logic is used to ...
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Identifying this spider

I think this is a spider. 8 legs, 2 body sections, and 2 really long Palos? Anyways, can anyone identify this bug, or point me to a resource where I could classify it?
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What are these (eggs?) ? ( Location - India )

The picture can be zoomed in on clicking Description: There are 24 of them, each ovoid, 1mm long and attached to the switch's frame by suction cups connected by tubes. They are secured to the base ...
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Identification of an insect found near Shirdi, Maharashtra

I found the insect nside house near Shirdi, Maharashtra. I have captured the image
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Identification of bug - California

A friend found this bug, what is it? Diamond Bar-ish, California.
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Terrarium Compatibility: Millipedes with Carnivorous Plants?

I have a child that loves his large millipedes (Desert Millipedes) and Venus Fly Traps. He's also been wanting to get some Sundew Savages. Given this little collection and his real enjoyment of ...
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Is this a saltwater millipede?

I spotted this millipede-like creature in Hervey Bay, Australia at low tide, just kind of hanging out at the bottom of a small saltwater tidepool. It's several inches long, composed of a large ...
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What is this insect in this picture? [duplicate]

I recently found this insect near our veranda wall. What insect is this ? Is it poisonous? As you can see, it has multiple legs fine as hair, but it is not like a common millipede or centipede. I ...
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Taxonomy: Categorising Collembola [closed]

Observe: In some rows (Order, Family), the third column reveals a discerning physical characteristic or body type (...
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How do spiders get silk from their spinnerettes?

I'm 13 and writing a report on spiders. How do they use the silk protein gel from the spinnerets? How does it get from the spinnerets to the web? P.S. I know how silk is created, all the way up until ...
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How do legs of tiny insects/spiders like mosquito/Opiliones work?

I think I understand how legs of humans work. We have bones to which muscles are attached. Muscles can only contract / relax. By the combination of many different muscles we can make complex movements:...

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