Arachnology is the study of spiders and other Arachnida. Within these pages, you can learn more about the Burke's terrestrial invertebrates division, its collections, and the ever-popular "Spider Myths".
The collection at the Burke Museum includes 150,000 spiders, as well as other terrestrial invertebrates such as 37,000 butterflies and moths, and some 250,000 additional specimens including worms, cave fauna, scorpions, and a very small flea collection.
Myths, misconceptions, and superstitions. Test your own "Spider IQ."
An annotated checklist of the spiders of Washington.
"Spider Myths" Awards
Header image: Tetragnatha laboriosa by Lynette Schimming.