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Male Spider

Plexippus paykulli


Spiders in this species are robust, with a high carapace, and are covered with short greyish hairs. They are about ten millimetres long, the female being slightly larger than the male. The sexes are easy to tell apart as the males have a black carapace and abdomen with a broad white central stripe, another broad white stripe on either side and a pair of white spots near the posterior end of the abdomen. The stripe continues between the anterior eyes so that the face appears to have three white stripes on a black background. The female is brownish grey, the carapace being darker especially around the eyes, with a broad tan stripe that extends onto the abdomen where it breaks into two chevrons. There are two white spots on either side of the posterior end of the abdomen. Immature spiders resemble the females


Plexippus paykulli is cosmopolitan in distribution.It has been reported from tropical regions of Africa and Asia. In the American continent it was introduced to Florida and also occurs in Texas, extending as far south as Paraguay

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Pantropical Jumping Spider
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SaurabhNitishMinz 10 years ago

thanx Sumukha javagal

Sumukha Javagal
Sumukha Javagal 10 years ago

This is the ID Saurabh..:-)

SaurabhNitishMinz 10 years ago

Can anyone helpfor the Scientific name for this spider????????

SaurabhNitishMinz 10 years ago

Thanx @satyenMehta

These creatures are wonderful

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Chhattisgarh, India

Spotted on May 28, 2012
Submitted on May 28, 2012

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