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Sequined spiders are a real thing, and here’s the proof!

So you’re probably thinking that these are intricate artworks created by some unfathomably talented artist. Well you’re wrong, the only artist here is MOTHER NATURE! These impossible-seeming spiders are indeed real living creatures, known as mirrored or sequined spiders. The most common species in Australia is the Australian stained-glass mirror spider, or Thwaitesia argentiopunctata.

The silvery areas on their abdomen are similar to the scales on a fish, and the spider has the ability to change their size if it feels threatened.

The images in this post were taken by photographers Nicky Bay and Robert Whyte.

Via Bored Panda

Sequined spiders are a real thing
Sequined spiders are a real thing
Sequined spiders are a real thing
Sequined spiders are a real thing
Sequined spiders are a real thing
Sequined spiders are a real thing

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Milo Sumner is a day-dreamer, living and breathing in London. When feeling low, he tends to cut loose and chase after dogs in the park. Otherwise he can usually be found pondering what to have for lunch.

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