This species exhibited a low level of intelligence. This made them capable of being trained and of recognizing people by their gestures, smell, and voice.
Flying spiders typically traveled in groups.
Many were known to train flying spiders to act as guardian animals, who would remain loyal so long as they were regularly fed. This practice was quite common and open in Skullport. One could find them secretly being used as such in many cities throughout Faerûn, such as in Calimshan and Waterdeep. In the latter city they secretly served inside of the villas of Waterdhavian nobility, in the strongrooms of merchants, and in the apartments of wizards.
- Eric L. Boyd, Ed Greenwood, Christopher Lindsay, Sean K. Reynolds (June 2007). Expedition to Undermountain. Edited by Bill Slavicsek. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 84. ISBN 978-0-7869-4157-5.
- Ed Greenwood (1991). “Undermountain Adventures”. In Steven E. Schend ed. The Ruins of Undermountain (TSR, Inc.), p. 27. ISBN 1-5607-6061-3.
- Ed Greenwood (1992). Menzoberranzan (The City). Edited by Karen S. Boomgarden. (TSR, Inc), p. 88. ISBN 1-5607-6460-0.
- Ed Greenwood (1991). “Campaign Guide to Undermountain”. In Steven E. Schend ed. The Ruins of Undermountain (TSR, Inc.), p. 27. ISBN 1-5607-6061-3.
Magical spiders: Bloodsilk • Electric • Glass • Gaze • Goblin • Pet of Kalistes • Spellgaunt • Steeder
Planar spiders: Demonweb terror • Fire • Myrlochar • Phase • Tomb • Vortex
Constructs: Arachnar • Bone spider • Jade spider • Retriever • Spiderwalker • Stone spider
Outsiders: Bebilith • Darkweaver • Greelox • Inferno spider • Red widow • Yochlol
Creations of Lolth: Abyssal widow • Chwidencha • Drider (Vampire) • Shunned
Humanoids: Aranea • Chitine • Choldrith • Ettercap • Werespider
Miscellaneous: Kitthix • Neogi • Rhylfang • Susurrus
Undead spiders: Wraith spider