Napoleon's carnation

Napoleon's carnation

This Synema globosum is sometimes called the Napoleon spider, because of a supposed resemblance of the markings on the abdomen (not visible here) to a silhouette of Napoleon wearing his iconic hat.

It is here on a Caryophyllaceae flower, commonly called the pink family or carnation family.

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Map showing location of “Napoleon's carnation” in Étiolles, France

Étiolles, France

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