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Now, for Sci-Friday!
Justin (the boyfriend) and I have been having this debate for a few months. The question is whether a spider with wings is more terrifying than a spider without wings. He says of course it is, while I think that since spiders have the ability to jump ridiculously long distances, having wings does not add much to the scare factor.
However, a recently discovered species of spiders build decoys as defense or to lure prey. The decoy is a spider shaped conglomeration of dead bugs, leaves, whatever the spider chooses to use. That is terrifying! Check out the article and a creepy picture here.