This Clown Crab Spider Looks Exactly like Steven King’s ‘It’

This Clown Crab Spider Looks Exactly like Steven King’s ‘It’


clown spider

photo: Igor Ryabov

clown spider

photo: Igor Ryabov

As if the spiders raining from the sky wasn’t enough this week, now we have a spider that looks like that demonic clown from Steven King’s 1990 hit-film ‘It’.

This freaky clown crab spider is actually a species of crab spider in the family Thomisidae. Ukrainian photographer Igor, 44, a full time engineer, has been experimenting with macro photography for the past three years and spotted the crab spider near to his house in a spot where he often heads to practice his macro photography.

Clown Crab Spider Encounter

Igor said: “When I first came across the spider I thought it was just going to be my usual macro shot and there didn’t seem anything particularly unusual about the spider.

I didn’t notice its strange features.

This is the first time I’ve ever spotted a spider like this so now each time I go out taking pictures I’m constantly looking out to see if I’ll come across this spider again because it was such an unusual sighting.

The first time I looked back at the picture it struck me that this looked like a sad clown.

I was even more stunned to see how it looked on my computer screen because it was almost as if somebody had drawn the features on with a pen.”

This might be the creepiest creepy-crawley I’ve ever seen.

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  • Tricia Lorntson

    That is pure awesomeness!!!

  • Tuncer Turkeli

    There is always a reason for evolved patterning, in nature. For example, the many butterflies, and moths, that imitate the Monarch butterfly’s appearance, to take advantage of most Monarch “want-to-be” predator’s, knowledge of their poisonous nature.
    Interestingly enough, this spider’s abdomen appears to be an angry human face. Considering that we are the most dangerous animal, on earth… It kind of makes sense.