How many eyes do spiders have? | Pest Control Surprise AZ

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How Many Eyes Do Spiders HaveThere are a lot of different kinds of spiders on the planet Earth. Big ones, little ones, hairy ones, green ones – even microscopic ones! It’s estimated that there are about 35,000 species of spiders worldwide with around 3000 of those residing right here in the good ‘ol US of A. With that many different species of spiders you can bet that they don’t all look the same, act the same or share the all of the exact same traits. That includes their eyes. So – how many eyes do spiders have? It depends, of course, on the species. While most species of spiders have 8 eyes, like the tarantula here in Arizona, there are some species that have twelve eyes and some species that don’t have any eyes at all! That’s right – there are some cave dwelling spiders that don’t even have eyes! There are a few species of spiders that are blessed with good vision but most can only decipher light and dark. Weird, huh?

One of the best ways to identify a Brown Recluse Spider is by checking out his eyes – if you can get that close. So the next time you’re staring a Brown Recluse in the eye(s), you’ll notice that they have six total eyes and that they are positioned in pairs and have a definite space between the pairs. Two eyes on the left, two on the right and two right in the middle. All widow spiders – including the Black Widow Spider – have eight eyes that are positioned in two rows of four. Even with all of those peekers, their eye sight is poor at best. Spiders in general depend more on feel – touch and vibration – than eye sight to survive.

As you can see, different species of spiders have different physical traits, including how many eyes they have and how good or bad their eye sight is. My advice is to keep your eyes peeled and let us know if you need spider control services, a home seal to help keep spiders out or more info:)

Bonus: How many eyes do scorpions have?

How Many Eyes Do Spiders HaveThere are a lot of different kinds of spiders on the planet Earth. Big ones, little ones, hairy ones, green ones – even microscopic ones! It’s estimated that there are about 35,000 species of spiders worldwide with around 3000 of those residing right here in the good ‘ol US of A. With that many different species of spiders you can bet that they don’t all look the same, act the same or share the all of the exact same traits. That includes their eyes. So – how many eyes do spiders have? It depends, of course, on the species. While most species of spiders have 8 eyes, like the tarantula here in Arizona, there are some species that have twelve eyes and some species that don’t have any eyes at all! That’s right – there are some cave dwelling spiders that don’t even have eyes! There are a few species of spiders that are blessed with good vision but most can only decipher light and dark. Weird, huh?

One of the best ways to identify a Brown Recluse Spider is by checking out his eyes – if you can get that close. So the next time you’re staring a Brown Recluse in the eye(s), you’ll notice that they have six total eyes and that they are positioned in pairs and have a definite space between the pairs. Two eyes on the left, two on the right and two right in the middle. All widow spiders – including the Black Widow Spider – have eight eyes that are positioned in two rows of four. Even with all of those peekers, their eye sight is poor at best. Spiders in general depend more on feel – touch and vibration – than eye sight to survive.

As you can see, different species of spiders have different physical traits, including how many eyes they have and how good or bad their eye sight is. My advice is to keep your eyes peeled and let us know if you need spider control services, a home seal to help keep spiders out or more info:)

Bonus: How many eyes do scorpions have?