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A fruit fly (G. tridens) with images of jumping spiders ‘painted’ on its wings. Aw c’mon, Evolution! Now you’re just showin’ off.

The photograph was taken in Dubai by Peter Roosenschoon, a conservation officer at the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve.

Why jumping spiders? according to Mark Moffett, photographer and adventurer –best known as Doctor Bugs“[un]nlike ants, jumping spiders are visual and see their image in the wings, I’ve watched them dance to [an] image (thinking it a mate) rather than eat the prey.” My, What a sly fly…

[H/T Geekologie]

And from the Grail archives…

  • A moth that looks like a leaf!