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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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘A recently discovered intertidal, poisonous species of the sun spider burrows just above the high tide.’
- ‘There are over 600 known species of sun spider.’
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