Monday, October 12, 2009
Vegetarian spider the first of its kind
So there are 40,000 spider species known to science. A new discovery suggest one of those is a vegetarian. Kind of. Scientists observing the Bagheera kiplingi spider in southeastern Mexico and northwest Costa Rica found the creature lives primarily on the nutrient-rich buds of acacia plants, and the occasional ant larvae (so it’s not really a vegetarian). (National Geographic)
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