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Semi-Coppered Heavy Jumper

Hyllus semicupreus(male)

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Spotted it in Polo forest,India.Males of this species actually have copper like shining body!Hyllus semicupreus, the heavy-bodied jumper,also known as the semi-coppered heavy jumper,is a species of spider of the genus Hyllus. It is native to India and Sri Lanka.Heavy bodied jumper spiders can be seen commonly among foliage and within tree trunks. They construct oval, thick silken webs on the underside of leaves, such as the leaf spikes of coconut trees. During the daytime, the sac is uninhabited, and when night falls, the male occupies the sac. But sometimes, it was found that the female also inhabited it on several nights.

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Ashutosh Dudhatra
Spotted by
Ashutosh Dudhatra

Abhapur, Gujarat, India

Spotted on Jan 15, 2020
Submitted on Jan 15, 2020

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