Spooky ogre-faced spider’s attack shows its ability to ‘hear’

Spooky ogre-faced spider’s attack shows its ability to ‘hear’

Ogre-faced spiders might be an arachnophobe’s worst nightmare. The enormous eyes that give them their name allow them to see 2000 times better than we can at night. And these creepy crawlers are lightning-fast predators, snatching prey in a fraction of a second with mini, mobile nets. Now, new research suggests these arachnids use their legs not only to scuttle around, but also to hear.

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