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Jumping spider

Family Salticidae


Jumping spiders range in size from a body length of 1 to 22 mm; they have four pairs of eyes, being three secondary pairs, that are fixed, and the main pair, that is movable.


Jumping spiders live in a variety of habitats. Tropical forests harbor the most species, but they are also found in temperate forests, scrub lands, deserts, intertidal zones, and mountainous regions, like the critter shown here, which I found near the jungle of Atlantic Forest, in Parque São Vicente, Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, 840m above sea level.


The town of the coordinates (lat: -22.538543, long: -43.228188) that I used for search, is not DUQUE DE CAXIAS, as reports the search map tool of this page, but PETRÓPOLIS, as shown here:

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SaswatMishra 5 years ago

Mind blowing macro !

Thank you, bayucca!
I found this video of an identical critter, that it is identified as genus Philae:

bayucca 5 years ago

The picture is perfect, but I was not able to find a reasonable match, sorry.

Thank you, bayucca and T. Kids!
I've included the fourth picture, that shows a top view, bayucca, and I hope that it attends your requirements.

T. Kids
T. Kids 5 years ago


bayucca 5 years ago

Any other picture from the top?

Thank you, Ashutosh Dudhatra.

Ashutosh Dudhatra
Ashutosh Dudhatra 5 years ago

Nice find !

Duque de Caxias, RJ, Brazil

Spotted on Oct 18, 2013
Submitted on Mar 6, 2016


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