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: A Good Egg
Image of the Day: A Good Egg
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jul 18, 2018
Osprey numbers are recovering after a drop in contaminants in the Delaware Estuary.
The Caterpillar that Cries Wolf
The Caterpillar that Cries Wolf
Mary Bates | Sep 22, 2017
In a case of acoustic deception, caterpillars mimic bird alarm calls to defend themselves.
Image of the Day: Messy Eater
Image of the Day: Messy Eater
The Scientist Staff | Jul 6, 2017
The Jurassic predator Razanandrongobe sakalavae used its colossal, ragged teeth to rip through the muscles and bones of its prey. 
Butterflies Weaponize Milkweed Toxins
Butterflies Weaponize Milkweed Toxins
Geoffrey Giller | Nov 4, 2015
Monarch and queen caterpillars store toxic compounds from their milkweed diet to ward off predators into adulthood, a new study suggests.
Pupil Alignment of Predators and Prey
Pupil Alignment of Predators and Prey
Amanda B. Keener | Aug 11, 2015
Ambush predators are more likely to have vertical slit pupils, while foraging animals tend to have horizontal ones, a study shows.
Saw-toothed Dinos
Saw-toothed Dinos
Amanda B. Keener | Jul 29, 2015
Microscopic analysis of carnivorous dinosaur teeth reveals specialized serrated edges.
Panic of the Disco Clam
Panic of the Disco Clam
Jenny Rood | Jan 6, 2015
The mollusk’s flashy tactics scare off predators.
Behavior Brief
Behavior Brief
Molly Sharlach | Dec 18, 2014
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Predator Demoted
Predator Demoted
Jef Akst | Oct 1, 2014
Extinct, giant arthropods, long assumed to be top predators of ancient seas, didn’t have sharp enough eyesight to be refined hunters.