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Metallic green Jumping spider

Siler semiglaucus

Description:

Saying hello to everyone!!! Brilliantly colored jumping spider. About 5mm size. They are almost always found near small black ant colonies. These ants do not seem to attack them. These spiders also prey on the ants, their larvae and their eggs. Here one female specimen is seen stealing an ant larva.

Habitat:

Spotted on a banana plant near an ant colony.

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17 Comments

SaswatMishra
SaswatMishra 4 years ago

http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/2146...

Please add every great spotting made in INDIA in this mission. Thank you

AHHHHHH

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 4 years ago

Thank you KitchilPus

KitchilPus
KitchilPus 4 years ago

Amazing good looking spider,Congrats with this finding.

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 4 years ago

Thank you Ashley and project Noah for the selection...

AshleyT
AshleyT 4 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 4 years ago

Thank you Jason..

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 4 years ago

Stunning!!

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 4 years ago

Thank you Heather and Veloso .
They also signal with their front legs...

InêsVeloso
InêsVeloso 4 years ago

Really great pictures :)

Heather R
Heather R 4 years ago

As sunnyjosef mentioned, I also thought it looks like the spider is trying to mimic antennae by using its front legs. Jumping spiders are truly amazing.

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 4 years ago

Thank you Leuba for your comments. I have read somewhere that there are several kind of mimicry among these critters.... Some visually mimic others while some others are chemically masking their identity. Mysterious and wonderful world indeed...!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 4 years ago

Interesting information and of course a very lovely spotting ! Thanks Sunny. I wonder why the ants haven't developed any defense mechanism - must read.

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 4 years ago

Thank you so much Pradeep....

Pradeep Kumar
Pradeep Kumar 4 years ago

Awesome spotting Sunny!

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 4 years ago

Thank you Patty....!

patty
patty 4 years ago

Lovely!

sunnyjosef
Spotted by
sunnyjosef

Ernakulam, Kerala, India

Spotted on Mar 25, 2014
Submitted on May 31, 2016

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