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Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Decoys

This is an interesting story.

Apparently there is a species of Spider that builds a life sized model of itself to act as a decoy to distract predators.

The spider is an orb spider and this and related spiders in the same genus decorate their webs with material such as detritus, plant parts, prey remains or egg sacs.

3 comments:

ShySongbird said...

Goodness, that was interesting!

holdingmoments said...

Interesting indeed Pete.
How clever.

Tricia said...

That's fascinating - how clever!