Spiders can make art, too. In fact, some might call them self-portraits. Peruvian Amazon-dwelling spider, believed to be from the genisus Cyclosa, builds elaborate spider decoys from leaves, debris, and dead insects. More to come on this spider once a permit is released to take samples.
Preserved in amber for around 100 million years, a spider has been found attacking a wasp. Just as the spider was about to chow down on what would be its final meal, tree resin dropped onto the pair setting them solid. The age of the fossil means that dinosaurs would almost definitely have been wandering [...]