Bizarre Orb-weaver Spider Looks Just Like a Super Mario Bros.Koopa Shell

Bizarre Orb-weaver Spider Looks Just Like a Super Mario Bros. Koopa Shell. The bright orange coloration of the orb-weaver suggests that it might be poisonous, or at the very least tastes pretty yucky. There are no records of it having a venomous bite or anything like that.

The spineybacked orb weaver spider, also known as the crab-like orbweaver and the spiny orbweaver, get their common name from the spines that protrude from their abdomen and their body shape that generally looks like that of a crab.

It’s not a Mario party without some Koopa shells! Good thing we have this amazingly cool Orb-weaver spider (Encyosaccus sexmaculatus) to bring along! It looks just like those red shells you use to blast Mario-karters out of the way, doesn’t it? God those things were the bane of my existence‚Ķ

Encyosaccus is a genus of South American orb-weaver spiders containing the single species, Encyosaccus sexmaculatus. It was first described by Eug√®ne Simon in 1895,[2] and has only been found in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Brazil. It’s Status is not Listed.

This tiny, rare, and oh-so-cute spider (a phrase I don’t use too often) is native to the upper Amazonian basin of Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, and Brazil. The bright orange coloration of the orb-weaver suggests that it might be poisonous, or at the very least tastes pretty yucky. There are no records of it having a venomous bite or anything like that. In fact, there are very few photos and little information on this bizarre spider. All image credit: photo: scott_speed via http://otvet.mail.ru

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