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Jumping Spider

Sassacus vitis

Description:

Small gold and creme spider with two black and white spots on the sides of the abdomen. This one was maybe 4 mm long. "The body is covered in iridescent scales which flash either green or gold in strong light (often doesn't show up well in photographs). This iridescence has been explained as mimicking of certain beetles, but more recently it's been suggested that it may be for mimicking of water droplets." - BugGuide

Habitat:

Pomelo tree in backyard

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2 Comments

Thank you Gerardo :)

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 7 years ago

Wow fantastic series Cindy :)

San Diego, California, USA

Spotted on Jan 21, 2013
Submitted on Jan 22, 2013

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