Vegetarian Spider

AcaciaSpiderScientists have discovered a tropical jumping spider that lives as a vegetarian, feasting mostly on plant buds. This marks the first known vegetarian spider out of more than 40,000 known species.

Naturalists first found the Bagheera kiplingi in the late 1800’s. It wasn’t until a close 21st century study, though, that researchers observed the spider eating the buds of acacia plants.

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