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“It has wings lighter than a feather and is one of the most delicate creatures on earth. But this tiny moth can frighten off predators far bigger then itself – with its scary spider-like markings. The Lygodium Spider Moth knows how to stand up for itself by using intricate patterns that mimic the shape of a spider – deterring potential predators from attacking it. The wings have patterns that make it resemble the eight legs of a spider. The fascinating bug was discovered in Thailand in 2005, and is described in the journal Annals Of The Entomological Society of America. The moth feeds on ferns, and the researchers think that the creepy spider markings help protect it from predators” {ᔥVia}

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