Eyeless Huntsman Spider

Eyeless Spidey? Howdy?

Eyeless Huntsman Spider, Image Credit: Senckenberg Research Institute

We know that a lot of insects are blind but  not to have eyes at all..Yes! scientists have now discovered an eyeless huntsman spider. Sinopoda scurion is the first eyeless huntsman spider in the world. This is indeed one of the oddest spiders ever discovered.

This species has been shown to have adapted to living in the cave without sunlight for so long that they don’t need the eyes anymore. We have other spiders with eight functioning eyes to spiders with six, four or two eyes. And now these eyeless spiders!

So what do you know kids better start using your brains otherwise they might disappear one day:) Ha!


Story Source:
Some parts of the above story are based on materials provided by Senckenberg Research Institute Frankfurt. The eyeless huntsman spider is one of 1100 species of huntsman spiders. The first eyeless spider was found in a cave in Laos, around 100 kilometres away from the famous Xe Bang Fai cave. Note: Materials may be edited for content and length.

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One response to “Eyeless Spidey? Howdy?”

  1. Bobby Avatar

    Interesting read for kids! I would definatelly encourage my boys to read it!!

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