While spiders and other small insects do, on occasion, enter human ears, they do not do so to lay eggs. Once inside the ear, spiders typically seek only to get back out.Know More
There was a highly publicized case of a spider living within a human ear in 2012, when a Chinese doctor discovered one inside the ear of a female patient complaining of an itch. It had been living there for five days, having entered the ear as she slept.
Although spiders do not generally lay eggs in human ears, there have been cases of fly larvae living as parasites within the ears of humans and other vertebrates. However, this tends to be rare.Learn more about Spiders
Many spiders do die in the autumn, not long after laying eggs, but there are also some spiders that live through winter and mate in the spring before dying and some that live for many years. Female garden spiders generally live no more than a year but can produce egg sacs containing several hundred eggs.Full Answer >
It is an urban myth that people swallow spiders while sleeping. In reality, spiders tend to shy away from sleepers, who give off strange breathing vibrations and are not normal spider food. The arachnids prefer their own webs and prey.Full Answer >
By eating the bugs that can destroy crops, spiders serve an important function in many ecosystems. Spiders are also prey for other animals, further adding to their ecological importance, and spider silk is potentially useful to humans as a material.Full Answer >
There are many difference between spiders and insects; for example, insects have six legs while spiders have eight, insects eat various foods while spiders primarily eat insects, insects have antennae while spiders do not and insects often have wings and spiders never have wings. Insects also have three distinct body sections while the spider only has two.Full Answer >