Bird-dropping Spider

Bird-dropping Spider

Flora and Fauna Facts  

We have seen creatures that resemble branches or leaves so as to camouflage themselves into their surroundings to stay hidden from predators. But what about an invertebrate  resembling a bird’s droppings? 

The Cyrtarachne bufo is a spider that  looks like a bird's dropping and this helps to confuse its predators. When it is disturbed, the Bird-dropping Spider will retract its legs under its body and play dead, making its mimicry even more convincing.

Learn more about this animal here.

Photo credit: Cai Yixiong 

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