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Spiny-legged Jumper

Spartaeus spinimanus

Description:

Small jumping spider, black with white tips on its front legs. The spider waved the legs in front, the purpose of this behavior I dont know, but I hypothesise that it's means of communication with other spiders or maybe its mimicing the behavior of the genus Mimegralla as I've seen species of Mimegralla with identical behavior? Link to genus below. This one was spotted being scared of a small black ant. I think I've seen colonies of these small ants attacking much larger insects, eventually subduing, and dragging them to their hives. It could be a instinctive reaction to a threat, but I'm not sure. Might also only be that this jumping spider was a bit more jumpy than most. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/633021-...

Habitat:

Urban settlement, close to small patches of jungle.

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Spotted on Apr 11, 2020
Submitted on May 9, 2020

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