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An arachnid have 8 legs and 12 appendages and have no antennaes or wings. They mostly eat meat, are often venomous and reproduce mostly by means of eggs (although scorpions bear their live young).
Arachnid Systematics comprise of:
Acarina Mites and Ticks
Araneae Spiders (about 350 species)
Endangered Spider Species
Spruce-fir moss spider (Microhexura montivaga)
Dolloff cave spider (Meta dolloff)
Fen Raft spider (Dolomedes plantarius)
Kauai cave wolf spider (Adelocosa anops)
Haptopoda A single extinct Plesiosiro madeleyi
Opiliones Harvestmen or "daddy longlegs"
Palpigradi Microwhip scorpions
Phalangiotarbida The extinct arachnid order known only from Europe and N America.
Ricinulei Hooded tickspiders
Solifugae Camel spiders, sun spiders, wind scorpions
Uropygi Whip scorpions
ARACHNID CLUBS, ORGANISATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS