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Two striped jumping spider(male)

Telamonia dimidiata


Largest individual of the species ive seen,almost 15 mm.Spotted it in Polo Forest.Jumping spiders conduct complex, visual courtship displays using both movements and physical bodily attributes. Unlike females, males possess plumose hairs, colored or iridescent hairs, front leg fringes, structures on other legs, and other, often bizarre, modifications. These characteristics are used in a courtship "dance" in which the colored or iridescent parts of the body are displayed. In addition to the display of hairs jumping spiders perform complex sideling, vibrational, or zigzag movements to attract females. If receptive to the male, the female will assume a passive, crouching position. It has also recently been discovered that many males have auditory signals as well.

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Ashutosh Dudhatra
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Ashutosh Dudhatra

Gujarat, India

Spotted on Sep 10, 2016
Submitted on Sep 10, 2016

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