Insect Note - ENT/rsc-1
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The Spider Body
Spider Fangs

A spider's body is divided into two parts:
Cephalothorax - Fused head & thorax. The legs are located on the cephalothorax
Abdomen - Similar to that of insects.

Spiders have mouthparts known as "chelicerae" on which you will find their fangs.


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Spider images courtesy of Dept. of Entomology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

 

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