Bird dropping disguise proves to be effective camouflage

orb-web spiders and webs

SPIDER OR BIRD POOP?  The first and third rows show examples of bird feces found in a forest in Taiwan. Rows 2 and 4 are orb-web spider (Cyclosa ginnaga) web decorations from the same area.

Min-Hui Liu/National Chung-Hsin Univ.

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