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Scorpion mimic Jumping Spider

Bavia kairali


Small scorpion like spider about 6mm long. Spreads it's forelegs in a scorpion like manner. Frequents banana leaf where it makes a translucent nest and lays spherical eggs. Guards the nest and it's hatchlings.


Spotted under a banana leaf.


In the second picture a baby spider could be seen.

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Ernakulam, Kerala, India

Spotted on May 28, 2014
Submitted on May 28, 2014

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