Fishing Spider (Dolomedes), Shane, Bulverde TX  pg 2

Fishing Spider (Pisauridae) Shane, Bulverde TX 072508 FrontalThis view gives shows what the spider's prey sees before it pounces. The markings on the anterior abdomen appear to me as an owlish pair of eyes. This might cause prey to fixate there rather than on the head, i.e., at a pair of false "eyes," to look in vain for evidence the predator is about to attack. Since these "eyes" never change, watching them would throw prey off guard, to the spider's advantage. The spider's true eyes are hidden in the dark markings of the head. NEXT PAGE ---- PAGE MENU   1  *  2  *  3  *

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