Spiders, Order Araneae
There are about 37,000 species of spiders described. They are found from the highest mountain peaks to the deserts, even in tidal pools that are submerged twice per day. The smallest is the size of a printed period and the largest has a leg-span the size of a dinner plate. All spiders produce silk and all but one family produce venom. Believe it or not, spiders are the reason why I took up photography. Because of the volume of images I have in this category, I have to divide them into families. I may only have a few representatives within some families, but others, such as orb weavers or jumping spiders, will be many pages. Also, because I don’t have a large number of the Infraorder Mygalomorphae, or primitive spiders, I have lumped them together.