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Portia fimbriata

Portia fimbriata

Description:

These spiders are specialist spider-eating spiders known for their extremely varied and adaptable prey capture techniques, their ability to learn from previous experience, and to solve mazes from observation. 10mm size resembling a dried up twig. Very slow deliberate movements.

Habitat:

Spotted on a tent web spider's web. Think she was dining on it's eggs as some empty skins could be seen around.

Notes:

Spotted her at last... after umpteen mosquito bites I could get to shoot this lion among spiders. Confirm the ID please...

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19 Comments

GregMasteller
GregMasteller 7 years ago

Nice

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 7 years ago

ashutosh.dudhatra, the I D is confirmed as P Fimbriata

Ashutosh Dudhatra
Ashutosh Dudhatra 7 years ago

Isnt it labiata?

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 7 years ago

Thank you ScottHarte

ScottHarte
ScottHarte 7 years ago

Ive always wanted to see one, thanks for the great photos

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 7 years ago

Thanks MeganM and vivianpoma...

MeganM
MeganM 7 years ago

Great series. Looks like a lobster with a beard, haha.

vivianpoma
vivianpoma 7 years ago

fantastic shots!!

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 7 years ago

Thanks Adarsha...

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 7 years ago

Fabulous spotting :) Just loved it :)

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 7 years ago

Thank you Atul and Sckel...

Sckel
Sckel 7 years ago

I love this kind of macro. The picture is beautiful and without exaggeration. Congrats, sunnyjosef .

Atul
Atul 7 years ago

Excellent record Sunny !

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 7 years ago

Thanks Leana Lahom-Cristobal

Very masculine looking with those big pedipalps! Nice spot sunnyjosef!

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 7 years ago

Thank you Vipin...

vipin.baliga
vipin.baliga 7 years ago

This is awesome!!! What a beautiful specimen!!! :-)
It is a Portia fimbriata :-)

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 7 years ago

Thanks Tiz.. It sure has very big pedipalp

Tiz
Tiz 7 years ago

Awesome mustache :D

sunnyjosef
Spotted by
sunnyjosef

Kochi, Kerala, India

Spotted on Jul 17, 2013
Submitted on Jul 17, 2013

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