A spider is a special kind of bug that always has eight legs and a body in two parts: The head and the abdomen. Aside from their eight legs, one of the things spiders are most famous for is the special sticky silk they make and the webs they often build with it!
Not all types of spiders build webs, but for those that do, the web’s main purpose is to help the spider catch bugs! Most of the web’s silk strands are sticky, so any bug that flies into the web will get stuck. Spiders want and need to catch bugs because this is what they eat!
Because they eat bugs, spiders are very helpful to humans. If there were no spiders, think of all the pesky flies and other bugs we’d have! Although some people might say it’s yucky to think about spiders eating bugs, others might say it’s interesting… and most likely, spiders call it “delicious”!