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Jumping Spider

Portia Sp.

Description:

A male sp. probably. It was found on a leaf guarding the silk shack. Size: 7-8mm. White band below the anterior median eyes. Golden colored abdomen and slight greenish coloration on the head. Typical folded back legs. To my surprise, it was jumping backwards and not in front like other jumpers I've seen.

Habitat:

Tropical forest areas, gardens.

Notes:

These are amazing jumpers. Cannibals that feed on other spiders. Developed some mimicking habits.

1 Species ID Suggestions

jumping spider
brettus sp.


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4 Comments

Raiyan Ahmed
Raiyan Ahmed 7 years ago

Yes, it was a beautiful jumper indeed.. :-)

I love the white band, it is so elegant

Raiyan Ahmed
Raiyan Ahmed 7 years ago

Thanks!

Atul
Atul 7 years ago

fantastic

Raiyan Ahmed
Spotted by
Raiyan Ahmed

Bangladesh

Lat: 23.87, Long: 90.27

Spotted on Sep 10, 2011
Submitted on Sep 11, 2011

Spotted for Mission

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