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Tales from the Rainforest

New Species of 'Decoy' Spider Likely Discovered At Tambopata Research Center

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 10, 2012 7:30:00 PM / by Phil Torres posted in New Discovery, Tambopata Research Center, New Species, Decoy Spider, Arachnida

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Come to Peru and Visit This Spider!

From afar, it appears to be a medium sized spider about an inch across, possibly dead and dried out, hanging in the center of a spider web along the side of the trail. Nothing too out of the ordinary for the Amazon. As you approach, the spider starts to wobble quickly forward and back, letting you know this spider is, in fact, alive. 

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