Newly discovered species of moth that mimics a spider — called the Lygodium Spider Moth (Siamusotima aranea) because it feeds on Lygodium species, an invasive Old World climbing fernit is so named for feeding on this plant. It has wings in a design pattern resembling spider legs, which is intended to scare off predators.
Spiny Orb Weaver or Crab Spider (Gasteracantha cancriformis) - Citrus County, Florida. They are found from the southern U.S. to South America and Jamaica, Cuba, Dominican Republic and Bahamas. Photo: Mike Kullen. -kc