More on the mysterious puppeteer spider

Remember this crazy decoy-building spider? Of course you do, you couldn’t forget something so awesome.

Turns out that Destin, the guy behind the Smarter Every Day video series, was on that hike in the Peruvian Amazon when the potentially new species of Cyclosa was discovered.

Arachnologists in the states still need to conduct more research until they can determine whether the puppet-master spider is indeed a new species, but the experts at Harvard and Cornell Universities say they’ve never seen this behavior before.

Check out Destin’s and biologist Phil Torres’ live-action discovery below.


Video: Destin of Smarter Every Day/YouTube

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