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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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This category has the following 31 subcategories, out of 31 total.
- ► Unidentified Araneae (10 C, 1293 F)
- ► Araneae anatomy (10 C, 106 F)
- ► Spider bites (12 F)
- ► Close-ups of spiders (3 C, 382 F)
- ► Female spiders (55 F)
- ► Male spiders (24 F)
- ► Spider webs (7 C, 1 P, 722 F)
- ► Araneae fossils (13 F)