Thursday, 1 May 2014

The Moroccan flic-flac spider: A gymnast among the arachnids

April 28, 2014

Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum

A spider expert has described a new species: Cebrennus rechenbergi. It is the only spider that is able to move by means of flic-flac jumps. The flic-flac spider uses its legs to create a rolling motion. Like a gymnast, it propels itself off the ground, followed by a series of rapid flic-flac movements of its legs.

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