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Jumping Spider

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Jumping spiders have some of the best vision among invertebrates and use it in courtship, hunting, and navigation. Though they normally move quietly and fairly slowly, most species are capable of very agile jumps, notably when hunting, but sometimes in response to sudden threats. Both their book lungs and the tracheal system are well-developed, and they use both systems (bimodal breathing). Jumping spiders are generally recognized by their eye pattern. All jumping spiders have four pairs of eyes with particularly large anterior median eyes.

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7 Comments

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 9 years ago

Ultimate!!!

JeffStreifling
JeffStreifling 9 years ago

Thanks cole.

Nayeli
Nayeli 9 years ago

Awesome capture!

JeffStreifling
JeffStreifling 9 years ago

Thanks. It does look sortof purple. Just processed from RAW, maybe it's the compression Project Noah uses.

Hema
Hema 9 years ago

nice purple color!

Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 9 years ago

Nice!

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 9 years ago

This is a really neat photo. Is the color altered? I am pretty sure there aren't any purple jumpers. This one reminds me of one of the Phiddipus jumpers.

JeffStreifling
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JeffStreifling

Boise City, Idaho, USA

Spotted on Oct 4, 2012
Submitted on Oct 4, 2012

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