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Study: Spiders eat more annually than weight of all human adults

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A wolf spider preparing to eat some insects (probably)

Some larger types might opt for a lizard or even a frog, but the great majority of spiders love to eat insects. We mean really, really love to eat insects. So much so, that the world's spiders consume somewhere between 400 and 800 million tons of biomass each year consisting almost entirely of creep crawlies, a new study has shown. That's around twice the combined weight of all the world's adults, in case any arachnophobes were wondering.

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