andreas Kay, a naturalist scientist, has photographed a specimen of spider that has been around the web for its peculiarity. The question needs an initial clarification: no, it's not about Photoshop. The spider really has the "mask" of a black dog with two yellow eyes. In reality there are those who see us as a wolf or a rabbit. This friendly creature lives - and has been photographed - in the Amazon forest, as evidence of the fact that here they still live entirely atypical species.
The scientist Andreas Kay emphasizes that, if we want to be precise, it is not even a spider: it is called Metagryne bicolumnata of the class of arachnids. There are about 6,650 specimens on the whole globe.
They have been populating our Earth for over 400 million years, before the appearance of dinosaurs. They were discovered in 1959 by Carl Friedrich Roewer, an arachnid expert. Although it has been included among zoology manuals for over 50 years, very little is known about this specimen.
It is thought that the function of the black body on the back is a strategy to scare the prey, since the spider is not poisonous. Ear-like protrusions and yellow dots that resemble eyes should give the impression of a larger and more threatening animal than what arachnid actually is. The true eyes are located lower down, in the front of the body.