Philoponella prominens spiders mating
Spiders Catapult Themselves to Avoid Becoming Their Mate’s Meal
During their escape, male spiders can reach speeds in excess of 3 kilometers per hour thanks to their springy front legs.
ABOVE: Shichang Zhang
Spiders Catapult Themselves to Avoid Becoming Their Mate’s Meal
Spiders Catapult Themselves to Avoid Becoming Their Mate’s Meal

During their escape, male spiders can reach speeds in excess of 3 kilometers per hour thanks to their springy front legs.

During their escape, male spiders can reach speeds in excess of 3 kilometers per hour thanks to their springy front legs.

ABOVE: Shichang Zhang

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