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.

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Photograph by Martin Fisher

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