Spider-Scorpion Hybrid Found in Arizona

A spider-scorpion hybrid may sound like a creature from the latest horror blockbuster.

But such a creature exists in the real world, and one was spotted this week by a man in Arizona.

The animal is a camel spider, otherwise known as a wind scorpion – a cousin of both spiders and scorpions that has traits seen in both.

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The idea of a spider-scorpion hybrid may sound like a creature from the latest horror blockbuster. But such a creature exists in the real world, and one was spotted this week by a man in Arizona

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Bugshots

A dew-covered ladybug on an sunrise stroll, a curious grasshopper and a nifty spider were all captured mid-morning routine in one photographer’s back garden.

A group of ladybugs braved the early hour to explore flowers and shoots in Cadiz, southern Spain.

Not to be outdone for the spotlight was a jumping spider, spotted striding across a garden with a drop of water balancing on its head.

Dew-tiful lady: A ladybird covered in drops of dew walks across a shoot in Cadiz, Spain A ladybug covered in drops of dew walks across a shoot in Cadiz, Spain
Balancing act: A spider working on the perfect posture by balancing a drop of water on its headA spider working on the perfect posture by balancing a drop of water on its head
Velvet walk: The Spanish sun has yet to dry this lady bug as it takes an early morning walk across the petals of a flower The Spanish sun has yet to dry this lady bug as it takes an early morning walk across the petals of a flower

Spiders are born with perfect balancing skills, spending their days dangling from nets, although for some, it seems the ethic is that practice makes perfect.

The close-up shots show the antics of  common garden bugs such as grasshoppers and ladybirds as they go about  their business in the garden of the photographer in Cadiz, southern  Spain.

Amateur close-up photographer  Alejandro Ferrer, 33, from the town of San Roque, Spain was out taking  pictures of insects when he decided to add an element of comedy to his  shoot.

‘Many people hate spiders, but I think they are beautiful creatures,’ said Alejandro.

‘So I decided to portray them in my pictures in a very friendly way so people would change their minds about how they feel.’

Dewy eyed: The bright shell of a ladybird in contrast to a soft violet-hued flower The bright shell of a ladybug in contrast to a soft violet-hued flower
five more minutes: A ladybird was up early and ready to face the day whilst its chosen flower friend decided to stay rolled up in bed for a little longer A ladybird was up early and ready to face the day whilst its chosen flower friend decided to stay rolled up in bed for a little longer
Hopping along: A grasshopper enjoys a dewy morning washA grasshopper enjoys a dewy morning wash

The photographer added: ‘I saw one little jumping spider in my garden and decided to place of droplet of water on its head.

‘Now it’s obvious from the pictures that spiders really can be really cute and endearing creatures, capable of bringing us joy.

‘The spider did a great balancing act while running across the grass. It managed to carry the water for about 30 seconds in total.

‘I hope people seeing these images will agree we have to take care of nature.

‘Especially smaller helpless animals, as together we form this world.’

Twisted sister: One ladybird all dried up climbing a flower shoot One ladybug doing its morning exercise climbing a flower shoot
Splash of colour: The bright red ladybird is easy to spot among the dead leafs The bright red ladybug is easy to spot among the dead leaves
Winding road: A tiny bug takes a rest on a leaf before braving a twisted branch A lady bug takes a rest on a leaf before braving a twisted branch
 
Spider skills: It appears the rain in Spain stays mainly on this jumping spiders head It appears the rain in Spain stays mainly on this jumping spider’s head
Home grown: The snaps of the little bugs were taken in the photographer's garden in Cadiz, SpainThe photos of the little bugs were taken in the photographer’s garden in Cadiz, Spain

Attribution: Sara Malm, Mail Online