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Jumping Spider

Metacyrba taeniola taeniola

Description:

A cute little jumping spider I found in my house. It did not want to stay still! After a very hard "photoshoot", I let it go outside. Thank you @ForestDragon for the ID!

Habitat:

Found in my house; urban

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13 Comments

Jack Settle
Jack Settle 9 years ago

Thank you! I think that's what it is, specifically the subspecies Metacyrba taeniola taeniola. I'll go ahead and change the ID.

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 9 years ago

Interesting Jumper! Maybe Metacyrba taeniola or similar:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/412860/bgp...

Jack Settle
Jack Settle 9 years ago

Jumping spiders have very cute eyes, don't they!

JaredBelsky
JaredBelsky 9 years ago

love the eyes

Jack Settle
Jack Settle 9 years ago

Nice!

Nimbid Ditavi
Nimbid Ditavi 9 years ago

Yes! I also had that issue with the internal flash, so I bought a external one that get triggered with a little air bomb, yes, like those old studio cameras :D

Jack Settle
Jack Settle 9 years ago

It works great, doesn't it! It's just that I'm stuck with my built-in flash, which sometimes hits the reversed lens instead of the subject, and can give some overexposed shots. I need to invest in an external flash lol

Nimbid Ditavi
Nimbid Ditavi 9 years ago

Haha yes, the reversed lens

Jack Settle
Jack Settle 9 years ago

Jared: I also have extension tubes, but I like the way the macro reverse ring works better. I too would love to own a macro lens someday.

Phillip: Thanks! You mean the reversed lens?

Nimbid Ditavi
Nimbid Ditavi 9 years ago

Nice pictures! I also use that technique when it comes to small species! :D

JC_Forester
JC_Forester 9 years ago

That's an interesting way to do it... I just have a cheap set of macro filters. Would love to have a nice macro lens someday!

Jack Settle
Jack Settle 9 years ago

Thanks! Yeah, I've had a lot actually jump onto the lens. I usually use a reversed 18-55mm lens for my macro shots, and it is possible for them to actually jump into the lens. That can be a tricky situation!

JC_Forester
JC_Forester 9 years ago

Nice! Sometimes they go in attack position with your camera if you get too close. :)

Jack Settle
Spotted by
Jack Settle

Bartlesville, Oklahoma, USA

Spotted on Jun 15, 2013
Submitted on Jun 16, 2013

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