This is quite fascinating — a spider that builds fake decoys of larger spiders to scare off potential predators. There have been other decoy-building spiders discovered, but this is the first one to build decoys that even have legs on them. It is likely that this is a new species, though we’ll have to wait for the official verdict. Be sure to see the picture of the decoy at the link!
Posted on Tuesday, 18 December 2012