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Meet 2 New Spider Species: 'Skeletorus' and 'Sparklemuffin'

Say hello to this Maratus jactatus, known by locals as sparklemuffin. Maratus stands for ‘peacock spiders,’ which is an Aussie member of the jumping spider family. Yes, they can grab air, so beware.

This rare orb-weaver spider lives in the upper Amazonian basin of Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, and Brazil. It greatly resembles a Koopa Shell from Super Mario Bros.

A little known South American jumping spider - Encyosaccus sexmaculatus (Arthropoda: Chelicerata: Arachnida: Araneae)

The Poisonous Black Widow Spider a frequent un-welcomed visitor at my house

The Poisonous Black Widow Spider

Hawaiian Happy-Face Spider

The Happy Face Spider, found only on the islands of Oahu, Molokai, Maui, and Hawaii. Scientists believe Theridion grallator may have developed its distinctive markings to discourage birds from eating it.

Whayt a neat spider~! Aphantochilus roguersi by Thiago G. Carvalho, via Flickr

Aphantochilus roguersi or "Grab Spider". As much as I like spiders I wouldn't like to be grabbed by this spider!

A spider mother and her babies.

A spider mother and her babies. I know its not a "bug" but I'm putting her here anyway

Poecilopachys australasia (Araignee)

Poecilopachys australasia (Araignee)

ewok-gia: "Changzhou, China. Man  bathes  his Burmese python in city lake, the reptile floats around freely, and after that the snake comes back to it’s owner."

Man bathes his Burmese python in city lake, the reptile floats around freely, and after that the snake comes back to it’s owner. He's a god among snake owners lol.

Untitled by mehmet karaca on 500px

Crab spider sp - looks like it has 2 faces. 1 on head and 1 on body at back --- / Untitled photo by mehmet karaca

Triangular Spider

Triangular Spider I find these in the woods all the time. In bright orange reds and yellows

Fashionable Jumping Spiders

Fashionable Jumping Spiders

Photographer Uda Dennie has captured these lovely photos of jumping spiders wearing water drops on their heads in his garden in Batam Island, Indonesia.

Take a closer look at this cute ladybug and you'd be surprised to find that it's actually a spider. Meet the Ladybird Mimic Spider (Ladybug Mimic Spider for us Yanks), as wonderfully snapped by Singaporean photographer Nicky Bay.

Ladybug Mimic Spider

Ladybird-Mimic Spider - Ladybirds (ladybugs) are fowl tasting and are typically not hunted by other predators. This spider mimics a ladybird for that reason - to avoid predators.

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