The Moment of Discovery
Do you guys remember a few weeks ago when we were talking about that amazing new spider that was discovered making decoy spiders? Check it out:
This new species of Cyclosa joins many decoy-building brethren, but this one has evolved to make what is certainly the most advanced.
What I did not realize is that Destin from the fantastic Smarter Every Day YouTube channel was on the expedition as part of his Amazon trip! He captured the moment of discovery here, overflowing with equal parts amazement and confusion (which is exactly how these things go).
I am really, really jealous, Destin. I mean I’m a science blogger that people like to read. Why don’t people ever invite ME to the Amazon or the Serengeti on expeditions?! Gah! Come on!
(via Wired Science)