Winged spider in fake newspaper clipping

In 2012, an image floated around Tumblr that was supposedly a newspaper clipping. The newspaper clipping claimed that a scientist had discovered a Winged Spider. There were several flaws with the "article", however. The most important is that the author used incorrect methods in giving the "spider" a scientific name. The image (and the article), however, is a blatant hoax, derived from a photo of a regular spider (see right).

Fishing spider photo used for creating fake winged spider photo, Will Cook-North Carolina Spider Photos

Real spider that the hoax was derived from

Appearance & DescriptionEdit

The Winged Spider resembles a normal spider, except it has 2 obvious wings like an insect's