The Arachnid Class is split into smaller groups, called Orders. Below is a list of some Arachnid Orders:
Araneae Order: Includes Spiders.
Opiliones Order: Includes Harvestmen and Daddy-long-legs.
Acarina Order: Includes Ticks and Mites.
Scorpionida Order: Includes Scorpions. These animals are not found in our area!
All of the Orders above have been split into smaller groups, called Families. Families are then split into Genera. Remember, as each group gets smaller, organisms in that group are more and more alike. Each Genus will contain individual Species.
Information on specific Families and Genera is not included on this website, but you can find out which groups a species belongs to by checking the Classification Box at the bottom of each Species Page. See the example of an Rabid Wolf Spider below:
Rabid Wolf Spider: