Who says spiders aren't pretty? Check out these 'mirror spiders'

Who Says Spiders Aren't Pretty
Who Says Spiders Aren't Pretty


At first glance, it looks like a tiny piece of jewelry or stained glass ... until it starts moving. This spider makes up for its tiny size with a dazzling costume, and it's no surprise that it's called the "sequined" or "mirror spider."

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Found in Australia and Singapore, little is known about this reflective spider with a body just a tenth of an inch long.

Photographer Nicky Bay says in his blog describing the mirror spider: "The silver plates on its abdomen seem to shrink when the spider is agitated, or perhaps threatened."

At rest, the plates expand into an almost uniform reflective surface, according to Bay. The spiders are not aggressive and live in small webs among green leaves.

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