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Jumping Spider

Portia Sp.


Size: 8-9mm. Weird looking jumping spider. Brown in color with reddish brown chelicerae.


Tropical forest area.


Not sure if its a Labiata or Fimbriata. The white moustache of Labiata is missing here.

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Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 12 years ago

Wow very bizarre

Raiyan Ahmed
Raiyan Ahmed 12 years ago

Thanks for the appreciation! I actually got amazed looking at it for the first time. It was a lucky spotting for me. It sat on a wall steady and looked like anything but a spider. I could hardly figure out the front legs and thought it might be an insect. Only after climbing the wall I could take a closer look and by spotting those big anterior median eyes I was sure that it was a jumper.. :-)

LauraMaria 12 years ago

Woah that IS a weird looking jumping spider! Looks like some kind of alien war craft. Those big front eyes are amazing, especially in the last photo. SO cool!

Raiyan Ahmed
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Raiyan Ahmed


Spotted on Mar 5, 2011
Submitted on Sep 6, 2011

Spotted for Mission

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