Have Scientists Discovered a New Winged Spider?

An image circulated online shows a newspaper clipping which allegedly shows a new winged spider. Is this real or a hoax?

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It’s a hoax.

The image being circulated shows a fake newspaper clipping which  includes the caption: Scientist discovers winged spider.

When we view the real image, however, we see that it is a normal, non-winged spider. It appears that someone added wings and formatted the image to look as if it were printed in a newspaper. Compare the hoax newspaper clipping with the real image below:

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The original photo can be found on this website, with the image dated 9/23/2007. The photo is labeled: Dolomedes sp. (Fishing Spider) – Durham, NC 9/23/07. With cockroach prey.

2014 Version

The image began circulating again in early 2014, with a new – yet still fake – story attached. This version claims that this new flying spider is set to arrive in the U.K. this summer.

Early Summer threatens UK with Volat-Araneus (The Flying Spider)

WARNING: not for the feint of heart! – This is an article you will definitely want to share.

Humans aren’t the only species that like the hot weather, Top Scientists and Professors from Albion University believe that Volat-Araneus (the Flying Spider) will, without a doubt, migrate to the UK this year. due to the coming hot weather and an abundance of this spiders favorite food, The False Widow.!

Bottom Line

The story of the winged, flying spider is fake, as is the photo in circulation.

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12 Comments on Have Scientists Discovered a New Winged Spider?

  1. AHMED EL-GAZZAR // June 26, 2013 at 5:55 am // Reply

    AS A MATTER OF FACT , IT S MERCY FROM GREAT GOD THAT THERE S NO WINGED SPIDER BECAUSE SPIDERS THOUGH THEY R WINGLESS, THEY R DEADLY HIGHLY AGGRESSIVE CREATURES , PEOPLE SCARED FROM THEM SO MUCH EVEN THE LITTLE HOUSE SPIDERS, THIS S THE ONLY CREATURE IN THE WORLD WHO HAS TAKEN A COMPLETE TYPE OF PHOBIA …..ARACHNOPHOBIA , SO LETS IMAGINE IF WE FOUND A FLYING BLACK WIDOW OR FLYING GIANT MOUSE HUNTING TARANTULA !!!!! SUCH NIGHTMARE I HOPE DON’T SEE EVEN IN MY DREAMS , SPIDERS R DEADLY CREATURES & THANK GOD THEY CAN’T FLY

  2. *Thank Evolution they cannot fly.

  3. Your comment made my day, Trevor! :D

  4. Evolutionisfake // July 10, 2013 at 6:17 pm // Reply

    *Evolution didn’t make spiders, God did.

  5. Evolutionisreal // July 16, 2013 at 8:49 am // Reply

    Evolution is proven scientific fact you f-ckwit.

  6. Finding Nemo // July 23, 2013 at 10:17 pm // Reply

    Finding Nemo is a true story just like the bible is….

  7. Spiderman is a fictional tale, just like the bible is

  8. When a Spiderman grows up, it’s known as a manspider

  9. if there is flying spider then spiderman must fly too..^_^

  10. Manspider and genevie are awesome for changing the subject

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