I found this little spider along with a few others at
this same location glowing like rainbows among the green
bushes on Antelope Island. I have never seen them so colorful in
the sunlight. © Carol Davis, 7-6-2010
In this pose it really does look like a beetle.
© Carol Davis, 7-6-2010
This little female spider that I found on Antelope Island on Curly Cup
Gumweed is one of a few spiders in the US who mimic
beetles. They can sometimes be seen walking on six legs and
holding the other two against their body as part of the
Stuff like this is so cool! What on earth made Sassacus
papenhoei take on this strange
either defense or predation? It even resembles a little beetle
with its stocky body and big head. Fascinating!
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