Day 265: Big Little Discovery


This thing wandered across my notebook today. It has a body like an ant, but can spin web like a spider, and appears to have eight legs.

Adult ants don't produce silk, so I've either found a spider that does an extremely good job of mimicking an ant -- better than any other examples I can find -- or an ant which has maintained its ability to spin silk. This specimen has been preserved and will be sent off for identification eventually.