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Tree Stump Spider   This spider definitely has one of the best forms of camouflage in the animal kingdom – it sits on a tree and waits for its insect prey to pass

Tree Stump Spider This spider definitely has one of the best forms of camouflage in the animal kingdom – it sits on a tree and waits for its insect prey to pass

With its fearsome appearance, poisonous bite, and deadly hunting skill, this newly discovered creature lives up to its name: assassin spider.    Researchers working in Madagascar recently discovered this and eight other species of assassin spiders—a family of arachnids that feast on other eight-leggers—during a four-year survey of the island nation's forests.

With its fearsome appearance, poisonous bite, and deadly hunting skill, this newly discovered creature lives up to its name: assassin spider. Researchers working in Madagascar recently discovered this and eight other species of assassin spiders—a family of arachnids that feast on other eight-leggers—during a four-year survey of the island nation's forests.

A aranha papa-moscas Maratus spicatus

A aranha papa-moscas Maratus spicatus

Aranhas do Brasil | Vitortrotamundo

Aranhas do Brasil | Vitortrotamundo

aranhas viuva negra - Pesquisa Google

aranhas viuva negra - Pesquisa Google

Meet the orange tortoise spider (Encyosaccus sexmaculatus)!  This is a tiny, bright orange jumping spider found in South America. So far, little is known about this brightly coloured arachnid as the creature is very little studied.   Image: aollgaard/Archnoboards

Meet the orange tortoise spider (Encyosaccus sexmaculatus)! This is a tiny, bright orange jumping spider found in South America. So far, little is known about this brightly coloured arachnid as the creature is very little studied. Image: aollgaard/Archnoboards

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