Here’s how spiders that go overboard use light to find land

Biologist Brian Gall was hunting flying spiders from his kayak when he noticed an interesting pattern: after landing on the water’s surface, the arachnids quickly moved towards the nearest shore, no matter how far from dry land they were. Travelers, the long recumbent spider (Tetragnatha elongata), spin their webs on the banks of ponds to … Read more