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Banded Phintella

Phintella vittata

Description:

A tiny 4-mm spider. This is the only shot of it I could get before I "jumped" away. Extremely beautiful black and orange body with golden-silver bands.



2 species ID suggestions

patty
patty 6 years ago
Cosmophasis sp. jumping spider
Cosmophasis sp. Cosmophasis

3 Comments

nivedc
nivedc 6 years ago

Thank you, Atul! Patty, I really think Atul nailed it with the name. Again, I'm no expert, but a little google-ing with the suggested name, does pull up a lot many more matches. So, thank you, again Patty and Atul. This is what is wonderful about Project Noah for me... many people, from many places, all working towards one goal, identifying, sharing information about, and marveling on the works of nature!

nivedc
nivedc 6 years ago

Thank you, Patty, for the ID; though I know narrowing down on the exact name is impossible, what with the different colors and patterns these critters come with.

patty
patty 6 years ago

Nice spotting nivedc. It is a jumping spider and I think it is a cosmophasis sp. due to its colors. Greetings =)

Pune, Maharashtra, India

Lat: 18.64, Long: 73.93

Spotted on Jan 27, 2013
Submitted on Feb 3, 2013

Spotted for mission

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