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Jumping spider

family Salticidae

Description:

Relatively large hairy jumping spider around 10mm in length, most of our local species are less than 5mm long according to the books. Note the little black 'ear' tufts.

Habitat:

sitting on a house plant by an open window

Notes:

this little chap didn't jump, but possibly this was because they are normally diurnal (day active) spiders so I guess they rest at night and it was around 11pm when I photographed him. He wasn't asleep though because when I got nearer and tried to get a closer side view he surreptitiously kept edging round to keep facing the camera

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9 Comments

C.Sydes
C.Sydes 7 years ago

thanks for the suggestion Atul, didn't know about your Mission and I just love jumping spiders

injica
injica 7 years ago

Great spotting :)

Atul
Atul 7 years ago

LovelySpotting !
Consider adding it to the jumping spiders mission
http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1916...

C.Sydes
C.Sydes 7 years ago

Thanks so much for the nice comments guys, very encouraging

Ietermagog
Ietermagog 7 years ago

Lovely series!

Andrea Lim
Andrea Lim 7 years ago

I think he seriously needs a leg and back waxing! :-) This is a great photo C.Sydes

JuanitaHartmann
JuanitaHartmann 7 years ago

They are the cutest spider, ever

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

Nice series!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 7 years ago

Wow great series !

C.Sydes
Spotted by
C.Sydes

Kgatleng District, Botswana

Spotted on Mar 24, 2013
Submitted on Apr 19, 2013

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