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Colorful Jumping Spider

Siler Semiglaucus?

Description:

A tiny jumper (About 5mm). Colorful body with orange pattern on the abdomen. Mimics ants. The front pair of legs are raised frequently to mimic the antennas of an ant.

Habitat:

Mango trees and bushes in tropical areas.

Notes:

Very restless. Keeps moving all the time and very difficult to shoot.

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13 Comments

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 9 years ago

I agree with IgCostaNut

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 9 years ago

Wonderful, fantastic macros. Congrats to you! You are quite talented.

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 9 years ago

you should put the fouth photo first for some attention grabbing!

Raiyan Ahmed
Raiyan Ahmed 9 years ago

Thanks for the link Ashish.. I'll add all my spotting to the mission.. :-)

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Hi Raiyan new Mission for your region...
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I hope your many friends join this mission.

Raiyan Ahmed
Raiyan Ahmed 9 years ago

Thanks for the appreciation!!

riversnoahdh
riversnoahdh 9 years ago

I love spiders and this might just be one of the coolest ones I have ever seen in my entire life... I love the colors and it's amazing. Great pics.

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

What a cool looking spider!

ceherzog
ceherzog 9 years ago

What a wonderful spider...the raised front legs definitely add to the drama. Beautiful shots, as always.

Raiyan Ahmed
Raiyan Ahmed 9 years ago

It indeed was cool! Thanks for the appreciation Laura.. :-)

LauraMaria
LauraMaria 9 years ago

Oh wow, that's so cool. Thanks for the neat info Raiyan! Yeah I find I often get too engrossed actually watching animal behaviour and forget to photograph them haha! Must have been so cool to watch these guys hunting ants like that.

Raiyan Ahmed
Raiyan Ahmed 9 years ago

These are really interesting jumpers. By raising the front pair of legs up they mimic ants, follow them and feed on them when the opportunity presents. They keep moving all the time just like ants and its more amazing to watch them closely than photographing them.. :-)

LauraMaria
LauraMaria 9 years ago

WOW it's beautiful! That final picture really shows off how colourful it is. I like how in the first one it looks like he's pointing at the camera :) "What the heck is that thing?!" Wonderful macros as usual

Raiyan Ahmed
Spotted by
Raiyan Ahmed

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Spotted on Oct 20, 2011
Submitted on Oct 26, 2011

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