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Banded Phintella Jumping Spider(Female)

Phintella vittata

Description:

The size of this spider was nearly 6-7mm. This is a colourful salticid found on leaves of shrubs. Cephalothorax is high; cephalus flat and thorax sloping. Sides are more or less vertical. The abdomen is oval and whitish anteriorly and narrowing to a rounder posterior. Front legs of the male are stronger and longer than others. Body is covered with dense bluish white iridescent sqamose hairs. Ventral side of the abdomen is whitish grey with two pairs of broad, elongated, transverse black bands along the sides. There is a semicircular black region near the spinnerets. The electric blue and black appearance of this spider in the field is most striking.

Habitat:

Foliage of garden plants and also in forest plants. Found in India to Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Southern china,

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21 Comments

JanelleL.Streed
JanelleL.Streed 8 years ago

Absolutely beautiful!!

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 8 years ago

Beautiful!

bhargav.py
bhargav.py 8 years ago

Amazing!!

Sumukha Javagal
Sumukha Javagal 8 years ago

Yes, she is cranbrook-sda-youth1..!

Sumukha Javagal
Sumukha Javagal 8 years ago

Thank you Uday..!

Thats so pretty!!

Uday
Uday 8 years ago

wow!

Sumukha Javagal
Sumukha Javagal 8 years ago

Thanks Scott..!

ScottLewis
ScottLewis 8 years ago

Beautiful spider! It looks like it could be a piece of jewelry. Great photos!

Sumukha Javagal
Sumukha Javagal 8 years ago

Thanks dotun..!

dotun55
dotun55 8 years ago

Impressive

Sumukha Javagal
Sumukha Javagal 8 years ago

Thanks Sachin..!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 8 years ago

Fabolous

Sumukha Javagal
Sumukha Javagal 8 years ago

Thanks a lot Luis..!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 8 years ago

All three shots are great

Sumukha Javagal
Sumukha Javagal 8 years ago

Thanks OnengDyah..:-)

Sumukha Javagal
Sumukha Javagal 8 years ago

Thank u very much Nuwan..!

Sumukha Javagal
Sumukha Javagal 8 years ago

Thanks Jolly..!

OnengDyah
OnengDyah 8 years ago

Fabolous picture..I love that colour and patterm.

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 8 years ago

great shots !!

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 8 years ago

Nice metallic color

Sumukha Javagal
Spotted by
Sumukha Javagal

Shimoga, Karnataka, India

Spotted on Aug 18, 2012
Submitted on Aug 22, 2012

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