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Traits: Small invertebrate animal with eight legs; the body appears divided into a large abdomen and a small head with large fangs.

Habitat: Soil, leaf litter, plants, rotten logs

Foods: Mainly insects such as aphids, flies, rove beetles, springtails, bristletails, others

Eaten by: Insect-eating birds such as thrushes and winter wrens

Do You Know? The silk produced by spiders may stretch as much as one-fourth its length before breaking. It is one of the strongest natural fibers known.

Special thanks to the ADF&G Division of Wildlife Conservation.

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