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- Araneomorphae: Most of the spiders that people encounter in daily life belong to this suborder. Includes c. 90 families (c. 40,000 described species), among them: Araneidae (orb-weaver spiders), Lycosidae (wolf spiders), Theridiidae (including widow spiders), Salticidae (jumping spiders). Previously it was called the Labidognatha.
- Mygalomorphae: Includes 11 families (c. 1,000 species), among them: Theraphosidae (tarantulas) and Atypidae (atypical tarantulas). Most members of this suborder occur in the tropics and subtropics. Previously it was called the Orthognatha.
- Mesothelae: Includes 90 species of primitive spiders.
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order of arachnids
|Taxon author||Carl Alexander Clerck, 1757|
This category has the following 44 subcategories, out of 44 total.
- Unidentified Araneae (75 C, 64 F)
- Spider bites (13 F)
- Itsy bitsy spider (6 F)
- Spiders molting (4 F)
- Rotating spiders (2 F)
- Spider webs (21 C, 1 P, 1416 F)
- Spider photographs by Judy Gallagher (682 F)
- Araneae fossils (1 C, 29 F)