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Jumping Spider with Prey

Thyene sp.

Description:

Small female spider about 1 cm in length with its prey, a Large Salmon Arab (Colotis fausta) caterpillar.

Habitat:

Spotted on the caper bush (Capparis sp) in my desert garden

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11 Comments

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 7 years ago

Thanks, elhennawy! You know your spiders!!

elhennawy
elhennawy 7 years ago

The salticid Thyene sp.

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 7 years ago

No, I don't, Jolly. But I'll keep my eye out for one!

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 7 years ago

Hi Bernadette, do you have a spotting of the famous scarab beetle associated with the Pharaohs?

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 7 years ago

Thanks everyone! I've posted another spotting of this spider here: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/158...

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 7 years ago

This is a jumping spider (Salticidae), but I can't tell the exact species.

harsuame
harsuame 7 years ago

Fantástico::

joshuaknutson
joshuaknutson 7 years ago

Great you should find out what type of spider it is

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Wow that is some meal. Must have 'upsized'.

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 8 years ago

Thanks, Luis! I've got more photos of this spider to post, too - in her web and with her mate. My entertainment yesterday. :-)

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 8 years ago

Great spotting Bernadette

Bernadette S
Spotted by
Bernadette S

Egypt

Spotted on Oct 24, 2012
Submitted on Oct 31, 2012

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