check it out now ! Eresus_niger

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This is a Eresus niger. Cool huh ? Hmm. How did a spider know what a lady bug looked like to evolve spots like one ? Or is it mere coinsidence ! :? ;)
 

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Lovely! :) Is that an imported spider , or did ya just find that pic on the web ? It is hardly native to NA .
 
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Originally posted by Spider_savior
This is a Eresus niger. Cool huh ? Hmm. How did a spider know what a lady bug looked like to evolve spots like one ? Or is it mere coinsidence ! :? ;)
Most likley, this is a case of Batesian mimicry, where an edible creature (the spider) mimics an inedible (or at least bad tasting) one (the lady beetle). Lady beetles have a foul taste to most predators, so birds (for example) would probably pass over a spider that looks like one.

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Originally posted by Venom
Lovely! :) Is that an imported spider , or did ya just find that pic on the web ? It is hardly native to NA .
I found it on the web. I thought it was sooo cool had to post. Apparently they are rare, and protected.
 

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Eresidae

The Eresidae are awesome. That specimen is a male as the female Eresus niger is all black while the male is brightly colored. This is true with most males in the family Eresidae.

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