An agile spider that somersaults down sand dunes has been discovered in the deserts of Morocco.
The dancing arachnid has even been nicknamed the "flic-flac spider" for its gymnastic dexterity and has served as inspiration for a creepy-crawly robot.
The spider propels itself off the ground and moves its legs in a flic-flac motion to go uphill, downhill or on level ground.
The spider has served as inspiration for a creepy-crawly robot.
Tabbot and 'Tabacha'
The robot — named Tabbot after "Tabacha," which means spider in the Berber language — can move by both walking and turning somersaults, just like the creature it's modeled after.