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Phintella vintata

Phintella vintata


The banded phintella (Phintella vintata) is the first animal known to be able to see high-frequency ultraviolet light (UVB). In 2008 it was first reported that male banded phintellas reflect UVB from their bodies, and experiments confirmed that females are attracted to these ultra-violet markings. It was so tiny and running around quickly.

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Perak, Malaysia

Spotted on Jul 5, 2015
Submitted on Jul 5, 2015

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