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Jumping spider

Family Salticidae


This is the first time I saw this wonderful jumpie. It has very long, dark and hairy front legs, redish pedipalps and chelicerae and an exquisite red/orange crest holding its eyes.

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Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 7 years ago

Thank you Ashutosh.

Ashutosh Dudhatra
Ashutosh Dudhatra 7 years ago

Its definitely a jumping spider ..the eyes says it all...and moreover u can see the movement in the inner part of anterior median eye. ..Morphological varieties are there in the group....

It is beautiful!! but it does not looks like a jumping spider!?

lori.tas 7 years ago

Compare it to something like this one, Sergio. http://felipedelbosque.files.wordpress.c...

The front legs are certainly distinctive, but the rest of it looks more like a lynx than a jumping.

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 7 years ago

Hmmm... I am gonna take a look, lori.tas. Thanks for the tip.

lori.tas 7 years ago

Given the eye pattern, and the shape of the abdomen (plus the spiny legs), I think this is a species of Lynx spider:

And yes, because insects have compound eyes, any light or dark circles are usually camera reflections.

AshleyT 7 years ago

Ahh that makes sense, it still looks really cool! Looks like it has some weird hat on top of its human eyes too lol

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 7 years ago

staccyh. Sckel, Janine, Ashley, thank you. @Ashley: yes, it has a "smart" look, but I think that the ring light adds to it...

AshleyT 7 years ago

Such a weird spider! It looks like it has human eyes and is kind of creepy lol

JanineLingTurner 7 years ago


Sckel 7 years ago

Linda. Com certeza que eu a pegaria para mim. :D

staccyh 7 years ago

Wow! Thats amazing, I've never seen anything like it before. Nice spotting, thanks for sharing it with us so we can appreciate it as well! :)

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 7 years ago

@Diaz José Miguel: Si, mucho loco! @Ingrid: Thank you for the nice comment.

Diaz José Miguel
Diaz José Miguel 7 years ago


Ingrid3 7 years ago

amazing creatures! and your fabulous photography honors them!

Sergio Monteiro
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Sergio Monteiro

Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil

Spotted on Oct 22, 2013
Submitted on Oct 22, 2013

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