This crab spider is surveying the wind condition with its leg hairs … to take flight.
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A team of researchers studied how these spiders release silk "balloons" and sail away. Conditions for liftoff need to be right. A warm and gentle breeze will do it. The balloon is made up of 60 silk threads in a triangular form, similar to a wind-sail. It’s got to be nice to go wherever the wind blows.
Read more in "See How Spiders 'Fly' Around the World on Their Silk"
Spiders Spin Balloons to Fly Away | National Geographic
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