Causing one of the most common phobias, our eight-legged friends are a type of arthropod, the most abundant phylum on Earth and are found on every continent aside from Antarctica. Spiders produce silk, which the majority use to spin webs. Spiders are always very popular on news sites, probably one of the reason arachnophobia is so common. From raining spiders to beautiful peacock spiders to spiders with wings, they are animals that have fascinated us all for many years.
It's our belief at BBC Focus that spiders don't move often purely to increase their creep factor.