Spider’s Orange Colors Both Lure Prey and Frighten Predators
Spider’s Orange Colors Both Lure Prey and Frighten Predators
Spotted coin spider colors are a Swiss army knife of deception, bringing food closer, and keeping assailants at bay.
Spider’s Orange Colors Both Lure Prey and Frighten Predators
Spider’s Orange Colors Both Lure Prey and Frighten Predators

Spotted coin spider colors are a Swiss army knife of deception, bringing food closer, and keeping assailants at bay.

Spotted coin spider colors are a Swiss army knife of deception, bringing food closer, and keeping assailants at bay.

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Image of the Day: Squid Skin
Image of the Day: Squid Skin
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 13, 2019
The cephalopods use several strategies to manipulate light and produce their colorful patterns.
Hawaiian Spiders on Different Islands Evolved Same Disguise in Parallel
Hawaiian Spiders on Different Islands Evolved Same Disguise in Parallel
Catherine Offord | Mar 8, 2018
In an unusual evolutionary twist, local stick spiders have come up with an almost identical repertoire of color morphs in multiple locations.
Image of the Day: Living Color
Image of the Day: Living Color
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Mar 8, 2018
Biodegradable pigments could be custom-grown by bacteria in the future, say researchers.  
Image of the Day: Rainbow Butt
Image of the Day: Rainbow Butt
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Jan 4, 2018
Scientists explore why male peacock spiders are so colorful. 
Behavior Brief
Behavior Brief
Catherine Offord | Jun 14, 2016
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Butterfly Eyespots Deflect Predation
Butterfly Eyespots Deflect Predation
Bob Grant | Nov 12, 2014
Researchers show that patterned coloration can be an effective means of distracting predators from vital body parts.