In Images: Spiders Camouflage Themselves as Bird Poop

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Orb-Web Spider

Credit: Min-Hui Liu
Orb-web spiders like this juvenile female Cyclosa ginnaga use their body color and web decorations to masquerade as bird droppings. The creature may use…Read More »

this disguise to avoid capture by predatory wasps, researchers say.   Less «
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