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ternate island jumping spider

Cosmophasis sp.

Description:

you should totally take a good look at this jumping spider!!! it's legs are golden, and it's body is striped with blue, it was such a treat looking at it!

Habitat:

tropical climate, sea level

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8 Comments

JaniekevanDijk
JaniekevanDijk 2 years ago

yes, Scott Frazier's collection is indeed very interesting, I've had some contact with him about another spotting of mine, https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/19...
thanks again for all you help!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 2 years ago

Oh I see you have found him already :)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 2 years ago

You might find Scott Frazier's collection handy. He lived in Papua for many years. http://www.projectnoah.org/users/Scott%2...

JaniekevanDijk
JaniekevanDijk 2 years ago

wow, thanks so much!!! I didn't think this spider would ever be identified, because there are so many spiders and insects in Papua that have never been described. It is so cool that you found out what kind it is!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 2 years ago

It's Cosmophasis sp. You can read some here... https://spinelesswonders.smugmug.com/key...

JaniekevanDijk
JaniekevanDijk 2 years ago

thanks, I will definitely be looking into you suggestions :)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 2 years ago

Not a Maratus (peacock spider) as they have an extra colourful flap or fan on top of the abdomen for display... but it sure is a pretty jumping spider.

Machi
Machi 2 years ago

One of the peacock jumping spiders I think

JaniekevanDijk
Spotted by
JaniekevanDijk

Papua, Indonesia

Spotted on Oct 24, 2017
Submitted on Oct 28, 2017

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