Spiders are crawling farther and farther up to northern territories in an attempt to escape the effects of climate change on their current habitats, according to a new distribution map. Citizen scientists play a huge role in the findings.
Notre Dame researchers recently revealed the DNA of trapped insect prey can be collected from a black widow spider's nest up to 88 days later. This finding has significant implications for conservation management.
Oil-based pesticides are more effective than water-based alternatives when it comes to killing brown widow spider at the source: their egg sacs.
It's no secret that for spiders and many other predator bugs, reproduction can quite literally involve courting death. The black widow, infamous as its own widow-maker, is one of the most iconic cannibal spiders around. Now a new study has revealed that male black widows have a fighting chance. They can smell if a female is hungry, helping them decide if courting her is worth the risk.