Friday, January 20, 2017

ZooWeird 51

A doggerel series about odd or little-known animals.

Mirror Spider: A genus of spiders that is so beautiful, fascinating, and unique that even arachnophobics will love it. The spiders are commonly known as mirror spiders, and all belong to the Thwaitesia genus. Their most distinctive trait is the reflective silvery patches on their abdomen; hence, the common name. Thwaitesia spiders occur throughout the world, and there are more than 20 described species at the moment. They are harmless to humans and relatively small, with adults being about 2–5 mm long, depending on the species and sex. Similarly to most spiders, female mirror spiders get larger than males. Mirror spiders are sometimes also referred to as sequin, bling and jewel spiders. (All animal info from:

A spider with a mirror—he
Is callow? Narcissistic? Vain?
Oh, what a sight it is to see!
An eight-legged dude with glassy pane.

But then—another way to view
It all—explaining everything.
For we should give this dude his due:
This strange Arachnid selfie-king!

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