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Apr 3
Bat-Eating Spiders: The Most Terrifying Thing You’ll See Today via @Prosopopea
Adult Proboscis Bat (Rhynchonycteris naso) entangled in a web of Argiope savignyi at the La Selva Biological Station, northern Costa Rica (photo by Mirjam Knörnschild, Ulm, Germany).
Image extracted from:Nyffeler M. & Knörnschild M. (2013). Bat predation by spiders., PloS one,    PMID: 23516436

Bat-Eating Spiders: The Most Terrifying Thing You’ll See Today via @Prosopopea

Adult Proboscis Bat (Rhynchonycteris naso) entangled in a web of Argiope savignyi at the La Selva Biological Station, northern Costa Rica (photo by Mirjam Knörnschild, Ulm, Germany).

Image extracted from:
Nyffeler M. & Knörnschild M. (2013). Bat predation by spiders., PloS one, PMID:

(Source: plosone.org)

Lynx spider
The lynx spider are really singular between spiders because they don’t construct webs or underbound nests, but they simply hunt by ambushes and jumping to the prey; some species of this genus can also change color to blend in, like a chameleon.
Transleted from Prosopopea’s Italian text

Lynx spider

The lynx spider are really singular between spiders because they don’t construct webs or underbound nests, but they simply hunt by ambushes and jumping to the prey; some species of this genus can also change color to blend in, like a chameleon.

Transleted from Prosopopea’s Italian text

Lace Web Weavers
The Phyxelididae, the lace web weavers, are one of the families of spiders to have appeared on the scene in recent years as a result of the collapse of the ‘amaurobioids’. They are a family of smallish spiders found mostly in eastern Africa (including Madagascar). A single species, Phyxelida anatolica, is found in Cyprus and southeast Turkey, and the genus Vytfutia includes two species found in Sumatra and Borneo.
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Male of the Madagascan Ambohima sublima, with enlarged inset of the clasping apparatus of metatarsus I, from Griswold et al. (2012).

Lace Web Weavers

The Phyxelididae, the lace web weavers, are one of the families of spiders to have appeared on the scene in recent years as a result of the collapse of the ‘amaurobioids’. They are a family of smallish spiders found mostly in eastern Africa (including Madagascar). A single species, Phyxelida anatolica, is found in Cyprus and southeast Turkey, and the genus Vytfutia includes two species found in Sumatra and Borneo.
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Male of the Madagascan Ambohima sublima, with enlarged inset of the clasping apparatus of metatarsus I, from Griswold et al. (2012).

Alien, a jumping spider shotted by Alexander Zubrickij

Alien, a jumping spider shotted by Alexander Zubrickij

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Picture: Piotr Naskrecki
Goliath bird eating spider (Theraphosa blondi). The largest (by mass) spider in the world, reaching the weight of 170g and leg span of 30cm. Observed by RAP scientists in Guyana in 2006. They live in burrows on the floor of lowland rainforests and despite the name feed primarily on invertebrates (but have been observed eating small mammals, lizards and even venomous snakes).

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Picture: Piotr Naskrecki

Goliath bird eating spider (Theraphosa blondi). The largest (by mass) spider in the world, reaching the weight of 170g and leg span of 30cm. Observed by RAP scientists in Guyana in 2006. They live in burrows on the floor of lowland rainforests and despite the name feed primarily on invertebrates (but have been observed eating small mammals, lizards and even venomous snakes).

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A jumping spider seems to bat its eyelashes for Thomas Vignaud’s camera. The    venomous arachnid, which can jump up to 80 times the length of its own body,    can be elusive and difficult to photograph. via telegraph uk

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A jumping spider seems to bat its eyelashes for Thomas Vignaud’s camera. The venomous arachnid, which can jump up to 80 times the length of its own body, can be elusive and difficult to photograph. via telegraph uk

Nov 5
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Female Mouse Spider, Missulena sp
Photographer: Mike Gray. via Australian Museum

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Female Mouse Spider, Missulena sp

Photographer: Mike Gray. via Australian Museum

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Massed Nephila plumipes webs at Homebush Bay. Photographer: Brian Chudleigh (via Australian Museum)
I’m going to bed and if I have nightmares it’s going to serve me effing well right.

spiders in the sky!

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Massed Nephila plumipes webs at Homebush Bay. Photographer: Brian Chudleigh (via Australian Museum)

I’m going to bed and if I have nightmares it’s going to serve me effing well right.

spiders in the sky!