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A ladybug-mimicking spider

The ladybug mimic spider (Paraplectana coccinella) mimics the ladybug in what is called Batesian mimicry. This means mimicking a toxic animal without actually being toxic yourself. So you get the protection, but don’t actually need to worry about producing the toxins.
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Image by Pong Wira http://bit.ly/1c5HuLi

 

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