The Spider Eats Plants
"More Extraordinary Than a Flying Pig",- Says Christopher Meehan, Biologist and Natural Historian.
How could it be that a solely carnivorous animal could adapt to eating an almost entirely vegetarian diet? A spider whose namesake is that of a black Panther defies the logic of biology and eats almost an altogether vegetarian diet.
How could it be that a solely carnivorous animal could adapt to eating an almost entirely vegetarian diet? Spiders' digestive system is not designed to digest plant fibre, yet Bagheera kiplingi does just that?
Jungle Spider Cat - Bagheera kiplingi is no Panther
From the jungle of Costa Rica and Mexico, a spider first discovered in 1896, named after Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book Character, Bagheera. The tiny jumping spider coloured honey gold, with a long abdomen and iridescent green and purple stripes and a deep indigo head, is the only vegetarian spider.T
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