vegetarian neo-tropical jumping spider love

vegetarian neo-tropical jumping spider

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  • Advanced colour-vision!

    October 13, 2009

  • Since I read (at some point in my childhood) that despite their only six eyes the jumping spiders in our garden have such acute vision, I have always felt somewhat self-conscious around them...

    October 13, 2009

  • "Researchers have found the world's first predominantly vegetarian spider. The Bagheera Kiplingi, a neo-tropical jumping spider found in south-eastern Mexico and north-western Costa Rica, dines primarily on specialised leaf tips found on ant-Acacia trees. The find is extremely rare given that jumping spiders have advanced colour-vision, agility, and cognitive skills to prey upon invertebrates."

    - Aja Styles, They're spiders, but not as we know them, theage.com.au, 13 Oct 2009.

    October 13, 2009