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Jumping spider

Portia Sp.


A cute little jumping spider from Portia genus I guess. The coloration was wonderful with shades of orange and pinkish red. Different coloration of the anterior median eyes is visible in one of the photographs. Size: About 7-8mm. Folded back legs(Common with Portia Sp.). One thing that really amazed me was that it jumped backwards. Positioning of the other three pairs of eyes were interesting as well.


Tropical forest area.


Seen this one for the first time. Spiders of this genus have been found hunting on other spiders.

1 Species ID Suggestions

jumping spider
brettus sp.

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The MnMs
The MnMs 9 years ago

Precious spider and details!

Ashutosh Dudhatra
Ashutosh Dudhatra 9 years ago

By flat i meant the carapace slopes gently upward almost to the back, then steeply down. . ...

Ashutosh Dudhatra
Ashutosh Dudhatra 10 years ago

Awe finding. ..however it is not a portia....portias have flat cephalus while brettus have convex, like this one...also there are tufts on abdomen whc it is lacking..thus it is brettus..... :)

ChunXingWong 12 years ago

Yes, it is a Portia spider.
I've never seen this species before.

Raiyan Ahmed
Raiyan Ahmed 12 years ago

Yes, you got it right there. I had to used a diffused flash to get the soft light. The light becomes really low with reversed lenses. Without the use of flash its quite impossible to get a shot..

AlphaZeroOne 12 years ago

Wow!!! Handheld shots. Just unbelievable. Well done. I wish my hands were as steady. I assume that you used a flash of some sort but I'm still trying work that out by looking at the highlights in the eyes. Just amazing! :-)

Raiyan Ahmed
Raiyan Ahmed 12 years ago

The natural world is wonderful indeed! Well, this job really requires patience and perseverance but getting yourself used to is another requirement. None of my shots is taken using tripod. Actually the places I travel demand that I walk to explore the most. Carrying a tripod is burdensome in such cases and I had to develop the habit of taking these shots handheld. The key is the approach. If you don't freak them out when you encounter them it becomes quite easy a nut to crack.. :-) Anyways, thank you for taking time to view the spottings!

AlphaZeroOne 12 years ago

Just amazing! Isn't nature's adaptation a wonderful thing. Fantastic images. You must be very patient and have a VERY stable tripod technique.

Raiyan Ahmed
Raiyan Ahmed 12 years ago

Thanks mate!!

textless 12 years ago

What strange eyes... really beautiful!

Raiyan Ahmed
Raiyan Ahmed 12 years ago

Just added another photograph..

Raiyan Ahmed
Raiyan Ahmed 12 years ago

I doubt it is the female Sp. of this one..

Raiyan Ahmed
Raiyan Ahmed 12 years ago

Thank you!!

RachelHibberd 12 years ago

Beautiful picture

Raiyan Ahmed
Spotted by
Raiyan Ahmed

ঢাকা, Bangladesh

Spotted on Sep 10, 2011
Submitted on Sep 16, 2011

Spotted for Mission

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