The Ten Creepiest Spiders of North America
Nature Conservancy - Science
OCTOBER 26, 2015
Bradley, author of Common Spiders of North America , is one of many professional and novice arachnologists in the country studying the planet’s eight-legged critters and working to dispel popular myths. The trapdoor spider does essentially just that, says Marshal Hedin, biology professor at San Diego State University and current president of the American Arachnological Society. Female lampshade spider (Hypochilus pococki), in web on rockface, western North Carolina.