joelsartore

Photo by joelsartore.

On this two year anniversary of the death of the legendary David Bowie, meet the David Bowie spider. This vibrant spider was named in 2008 by a German arachnologist after he was sent photos of one that some Germans were keeping as a pet. Instead of capturing prey in a web, the David Bowie spider stalks and then lunges onto its dinner before injecting it with venom. These arachnids are found in Malaysia, primarily resting on tree bark and leaves, waiting for their next meal to pass by.

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teefunnyk
teefunnyk : πŸ–•πŸΌ
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
cierraestelle
cierraestelle : David Bowie spider
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
siwbea
siwbea : β­οΈβœ¨πŸ•·βœ¨β­οΈ
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
emanuelefrancesetti
emanuelefrancesetti : ..
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
emanuelefrancesetti
emanuelefrancesetti : M.
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
emanuelefrancesetti
emanuelefrancesetti : .
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zoelone
zoelone : I’m a Malaysian and I’ve never knew/seen this beauty! Thanks for sharing 😊
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
sandy50216
sandy50216 : I can’t do...I love nature but spiders and I understand their very important role but they are like the anti-Christ to me.
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
kaitten
kaitten : !!
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
nancykincaid76
nancykincaid76 : It doesn't seem like it's been 2 years since David Bowie passed away. 😒
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
stephpolidoro
stephpolidoro :
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pgengler29
pgengler29 : Very interesting story
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
ondjaka
ondjaka :
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dabloom_
dabloom_ : How big are they? This one looks pretty small, but im not sure.
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
anitavfs
anitavfs : Thought you might find this neat! ⚑️
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
sowelaura
sowelaura : Eeeeeeeeek
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
alxndra28
alxndra28 :
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benjamingalloway
benjamingalloway : nah
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sib33l
sib33l : πŸ‘€ ΓΆrΓΌmceek korktunmuuuuu
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
apache__n
apache__n :
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ranabadran96
ranabadran96 :
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banialuki__
banialuki__ : matko jaki ohydny..
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
redtelletubby
redtelletubby : Is this a lice
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
09chanho
09chanho :
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piperstokes05
piperstokes05 : I fucking hate spiders
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
purpleunicorns7
purpleunicorns7 : te mato πŸ™
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
lkeckster
lkeckster :
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tenaciouscee
tenaciouscee : πŸ€ͺ🀣😘
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
edmontonmelissa
edmontonmelissa : Love the photo ark... but would cheerfully watch it sail without spiders.
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
bethany_roman
bethany_roman :
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angry_harly
angry_harly : πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
wavyxbones
wavyxbones : If that thing jumped at me, I'd punch it in the face.
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
joannemuench
joannemuench : Is it albino?
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
lmohn82
lmohn82 : this is weird, but cool! Thought you might like.
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
thruhikerswife
thruhikerswife :
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foundinoysters
foundinoysters : !!!1!1!1!!11!!1
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
nature_perfection
nature_perfection : Facinating
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
hafazirul
hafazirul : Hi Joel, I'm from Malaysia and I totally interested of learning this new species of spider I never even heard of! ;)
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
maggiesteber
maggiesteber : πŸ’˜
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
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