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Species of Moth Mimics a Spider

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Now this is an example of mimicry at its finest! This newly discovered species (2005) of moth dubbed the Lygodium Spider Moth (Siamusotima aranea) is so named for its preference of feeding on Lygodium species, an invasive Old World climbing fern, and has markings on its wings that make it look just like a spider with orange, spindly legs! This moth mimics a spider so well that I couldn’t even tell what it was at first when I saw the picture from far away!

http://www.thefeatur...s-a-spider.html

http://www.dailymail...ike-SPIDER.html

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Ewwwww!!!!! I hate spiders :no: .

Interesting tho how the moth does that.

Edited by Lady Shade

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Ewwwww!!!!! I hate spiders :no: .

Interesting tho how the moth does that.

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arachnophobia is very common ...

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Cool. In that first picture it even has a look as if its about to charge.

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I love moths and how they adapt and evolve to survive.. Especially the Humming Bird Moth.

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Tricky little fellows.

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