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
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.
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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).
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).
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