Araneida

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Araneida

an order of the class Arachnida, containing the spiders.
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The web of lines in the coated surface looks like scattered sticks and was inspired by the webs of the orb-weaver spider, which reflect UV light so that birds can see them and thus do not destroy the webs by flying through them.
IT'S A STEAMY 80 DEGREES IN CHRISTOPHER VINEY'S LAB, in deference to Tiny, a six-inch-long golden orb-weaver spider (Nephila clavipes), who is now flipped on her back, dining on crickets while being silked.
Led by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania, a team of scientists conducted the largest-ever genome study of spider silks and identified 28 different varieties of silk protein that are produced by the golden orb-weaver spider (Nephila clavipes).