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Jumping Spider


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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Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 9 years ago


JeffStreifling 9 years ago

Thanks cole.

Nayeli 9 years ago

Awesome capture!

JeffStreifling 9 years ago

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

Hema 9 years ago

nice purple color!

Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 9 years ago


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.

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Boise City, Idaho, USA

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


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