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.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 ! :?
I found it on the web. I thought it was sooo cool had to post. Apparently they are rare, and protected.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 .