University of Florida

Spiders, Predatory

Arachnida (beneficial)

  • Adult: 4 pairs of legs, body divided into 2 sections, joined by a slender stalk, no antennae.
  • Egg: generally laid in a silken sac which is attached to leaves or bark or placed in a web.
  • Nymph: appears to be miniature adult.
  • Prey: all spiders are predaceous and feed mainly on insects.

Predatory Spider Picture

Predatory Spider
Image #22.
Spider predators-

generally are hunters, not web spinners, and are not insects since they possess eight legs.