Gracie Dobbins, Joylen Betancourt, Blake Perkins
Venomous or Not?
Comparison of Spiders
The adult brown recluse spider is 6 - 11mm in body length and at the widest leg span, they are roughly the size of a U.S quarter. Adults vary in color from dull yellow to tawny, dark brown. Younger spiders are lighter in color than them.
Most black widow spiders are 3 - 10mm in size. Females are larger than males and can measure 13mm in body length. They are shiny black and can be identified by a red hourglass on their stomachs.
An adult wolf spider 1/2 inch to more than 1 inch in body length. They are mottled grey to brown in color, with a distinct Union Jack impression on its back.
Explanation of spider’s role and importance in ecosystem
Explain how changes affect an ecosystem
Characteristics (Body Style)
Comparing and Contrasting Spiders with Insects
Insects have 3 pairs of jointed legs, 3 body parts, compound eyes, and a pair of antennae. They are usually spider prey.
Spiders and insects both lay eggs, they are both relatively small, and they both have exoskeletons.