Most spiders don’t take the time to realize how intimidating the stone insect is when they come across it. They see that its height resembles that of a grasshopper, and so they focus on the attack. Many, likely, assume they’re in for an easy kill and a treat of a dinner.

I guess I should be happy that spider populations have been steadily decreasing. No more rolled up newspapers for me.

I learned about these bugs through an old documentary, found in my dad’s box after he died. It was the kind of forgotten film you see in B-rated movies, explaining how the world went to shit…