Definition of sun spider in English:

sun spider

noun

  • A fast-moving predatory arachnid with a pair of massive vertical pincers (chelicerae). Sun spiders live chiefly in warm deserts; many are active by day, and some grow to a large size.

    • ‘A burrowing insect, the sun spider thrives in the high desert environment and is attracted by light.’
    • ‘There are over 600 known species of sun spider.’
    • ‘A recently discovered intertidal, poisonous species of the sun spider burrows just above the high tide.’
    • ‘The small sun spiders are active only at night, while the adults are more active at night but will also hunt and move around in daylight hours.’