I know that seeing a spider scamper across the rug really bugs me but is a spider properly classed as a bug or as an insect? Anything that tiny sure looks like it must be one or the other.
Now these small creatures may figure that my home is their home but I am of the understanding that insects, bugs, and other creepy crawly stuff belong outdoors.
Some people may find them fascinating but I hate spiders and especially when they are busy creeping around my house. Which brings me back to my original question Is that spider in my house an insect or a bug?
A Spider is Distinctly in a Class of it's Own
She's an arachnid and these creatures are defined as having a body with only two parts. This is much different from the category of insects which is consisting of creatures which have 3 distinct body parts.
Another major difference between these two animal classifications is that spiders have 8 legs and an insect has only 6. Spiders also do not have antennae yet most insects do.
Spiders generally have more than just 2 eyes but these are classed as simple eyes, whereas many insects have compound eyes (which are really kind of spooky). Spiders are also obviously wingless whereas many insects have wings.
Although arachnids certainly do bug the heck out of me, a bug is a general term for an insect, particularly those in the classification of Heteroptera. Which means that a spider is neither an insect nor a bug.
A Spider is an Arachnid - Arachnophobia is a Fear of Spiders
We Have Some Very Large Size Spiders Where I Reside
Personally I think that I may have a mild case of arachnophobia. When I look up to see a spider slowly spiraling downward in an attempt to land on my head I practically jump right out of my skin.
Where I live in the south we see some pretty big spiders. We also have the small jumping spiders as well and they can really scare the heck out of you when they suddenly bounce out at you.
I really don't think that my fear of Arachnids is an irrational one either. Some spiders are poisonous and their bite can do some very serious damage to the unlucky person who receives it.
Thank god I am married to one of the world's greatest spider hunters. He is always willing to come running as soon as he hears my desperate shrieking. He is generally armed with a broom or fly swatter as well as a roll of paper towels to wipe up the aftermath of the battle. (Thank you honey I do so appreciate it.)
How Well do You Know Your Arachnids?
Spiders Can Indeed be as Beautiful as They are Creepy
She's a pretty little thing and she knows it so show her off. A cute spider jewelry piece can be adorable. Wear your arachnid with pride. It's the perfect jewelry gift for those who love spiders and also sometimes for those who don't.
These designer jewelry pieces really are pretty little creatures and not afraid to show it off with style. Quite realistic in look and somewhat enchanting if I might say so myself.
It is also rather cute to see how others react to spotting a spider riding on your apparel. Love them or not these are a delightful collection of the arachnid family.
I Don't Like Spiders or Snakes by Jim Stafford
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