"Who Am I?", Correct Answer to Question 6: Arachnids

These are arachnids: Spined Micrathena, Red Velvet Mite, Black Widow, Deer Tick, Marbled Orb Weaver, Orchard Orb Weaver.
These are arachnids: Spined Micrathena, Red Velvet Mite, Black Widow, Deer Tick, Marbled Orb Weaver, Orchard Orb Weaver.
 

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  • Arachnids include spiders, harvestmen, scorpions, ticks and mites.
  • They have no backbone, but have a hard exoskeleton.
  • Their bodies are divided into two regions: the cephalothorax and the abdomen.
  • Arachnids have eight legs (four pairs).
  • They do not have wings or antennae.
  • Arachnids can give birth to live young or lay eggs.
Unlike insects, arachnids have eight legs and no antennae or wings, and their body is divided into two main segments: A cephalothorax and abdomen. Many arachnids are considered to be beneficial, feeding on insects that many people consider to be pests. The black widow spider is the only native Maryland spider whose venom can be dangerous to people.

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