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Spiny back orb-weaver spider. This spider (Gasteracantha arcuata) grows a pair of extremely long, curving spines from its abdomen. It is thought the long spines evolved as a deterrent against predators or to mimic spines and thorns.  Picture: Science Photo Library / Rex Features

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Spiny back orb-weaver spider. This spider (Gasteracantha arcuata) grows a pair of extremely long, curving spines from its abdomen. It is thought the long spines evolved as a deterrent against predators or to mimic spines and thorns. Picture: Science Photo Library / Rex Features

TURBULENT PHOSPHILA CATERPILLARS (Phosphila turbulenta) ©455rocket/jpgcalendar The grown moth is not nearly as graphically appealing as the caterpillars - http://bugguide.net/node/view/27876/bgimage

TURBULENT PHOSPHILA CATERPILLARS (Phosphila turbulenta) ©455rocket/jpgcalendar The grown moth is not nearly as graphically appealing as the caterpillars - http://bugguide.net/node/view/27876/bgimage

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