Synonyms of 'Spiders and other arachnids'
bird spiderany large hairy predatory bird-eating spider of the family Aviculariidae, of tropical America black widowan American spider, Latrodectus mactans, the female of which is black with red markings, highly venomous, and commonly eats its mate book scorpionany of various small arachnids of the order Pseudoscorpionida (false scorpions), esp Chelifer cancroides, which are sometimes found in old books, etc cardinal spidera large house spider, Tegenaria parietina cheese mitea white soft-bodied free-living mite, Tyrophagus (or Tyroglyphus) longior, sometimes found in decaying cheese chigger, chigoe, or (U.S. & Canad.) redbugthe parasitic larva of any of various free-living mites of the family Trombidiidae, which causes intense itching of human skin jigger or sand fleafalse scorpionany small predatory arachnid of the order Pseudoscorpionida, which includes the book scorpion and is named from the claw-shaped palps, which are poison organs funnel-webany large poisonous black spider of the family Dipluridae, constructing funnel-shaped webs harvestman or (U.S. & Canad.) daddy-longlegshouse spiderany largish dark spider of the genus Tegenaria that is common in houses, such as the cardinal spider itch miteany mite of the family Sarcoptidae, all of which are skin parasites, esp Sarcoptes scabei, which causes scabies jockey spiderjumping spiderany spider of the family Salticidae, esp Attulus saltator, that catch their prey by hunting and can jump considerable distances katipo (New Zealand)a small venomous spider, Latrodectus katipo, of New Zealand, commonly black with a red or orange stripe on the abdomen mitemoney spiderany of certain small shiny brownish spiders of the family Linyphiidae red-back (spider) (Australian)spiderany implement or tool having the shape of a spider spider miteany of various plant-feeding mites of the family Tetranychidae, esp Panonychus ulmi (red spider mite), which is a serious orchard pest tarantulaany of various large hairy mostly tropical spiders of the American family Theraphosidae tickany of various small parasitic arachnids of the families Ixodidae (hard ticks) and Argasidae (soft ticks), typically living on the skin of warm-blooded animals and feeding on the blood and tissues of their hosts: order Acarina (mites and ticks) trap-door spiderany of various spiders of the family Ctenizidae that construct a silk-lined hole in the ground closed by a hinged door of earth and silk vinegarroona large whip scorpion, Mastigoproctus giganteus, of the southwestern US and Mexico that emits a vinegary odour when alarmed water spidera Eurasian spider, Argyroneta aquatica, that spins a web in the form of an air-filled chamber in which it lives submerged in streams and ponds whip scorpionwolf spider or hunting spiderany spider of the family Lycosidae, which chase their prey to catch it ▷ See spider
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Word List of Spiders and other arachnids from the Collins English Word Lists