anyway people asked so this is a sea spider, not actually a spider but part of an arthropod lineage so unique we aren’t really sure HOW to classify it but it probably goes back to the Cambrian era about half a billion years ago.
Pycnogonids or sea spiders have muscles so small that they are only a single cell surrounded by connective tissue! Image courtesy of NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, 2013 Northeast U.s Photo: NOAA Ocean Explorer, NOAA
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Dueling Spiders ~ cl Not an insect, but interesting!