Wednesday, October 18, 2017
These arachnids make dinner out of their potential predators in a startling role reversal - BIODIVERSITY
At less than a tenth of an ounce, the regal jumping spider can prey on frogs and lizards two to three times its own weight, according to a new study in the Journal of Arachnology.
It's the first time scientists have published observations of jumping spiders—the biggest family of spiders—eating vertebrates.
Source & further reading:http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/08/jumping-spiders-lizards-frogs-predators/
Photograph by Martin Fisher