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Adanson's House Jumper

Hasarius adansoni

Description:

A male.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Apple
Apple 9 years ago
Adanson's house jumper spider
Hasarius adansoni adanson's house jumper spider (hasarius adansoni)


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18 Comments

reeoooe
reeoooe 9 years ago

Woah, sounds like some future spy technology! I saw a documentary about cockroaches venturing into people's ear when they sleep when I was a kid too. I think I slept with my hands on my ears after that. Looks like your therapy is really working! I've heard of these kind of phobia treatments before and looks like its quite effective! Since I won't be getting any tattoos, I think I'll touch abandoned webs everyday to get rid of my fear! :^)

Apple
Apple 9 years ago

I even have a small tattoo of a flower with a spider's web (no spider). I call it my therapy. I think it worked since I have become less afraid of them since I got it 15 years ago.

Apple
Apple 9 years ago

Your comment made me laugh. Yes, I like investigating them when I am awake. The ear comments makes me think about that scene in the Star Trek, Wrath of Khan movie when they implement a small creature in the ear. Saw that as a child and it terrified me.

reeoooe
reeoooe 9 years ago

That sounds pretty scary! I've always been afraid of spiders and similar sized insects going into my ear while I am asleep. But I like discovering more about them when I am awake. :)

Apple
Apple 9 years ago

I have always hated the idea of them crawling on me when I don't expect it. I grew up in a huge very old house that had tons of spiders and I guess that's where my fear stems from...knowing they might be walking around when I am sleeping.

reeoooe
reeoooe 9 years ago

That is really interesting! I too have a love hate relationship with them - I find spiders really interesting (their abilities are amazing indeed) but their webs look formidable.

Apple
Apple 9 years ago

Oh, and of course, my love/hate relationship/fascination with spiders....as a child they freaked me out as an adult I am absolutely fascinated by them. They are brilliant creatures which are quick, strong and very capable hunters with brilliant colors and web infrastructures.

Apple
Apple 9 years ago

No problem, glad I could help. What I bring to the table is a passion for wildlife (previously a biology major) and as a computer professor an ability to pinpoint information on the Internet fairly quickly....

reeoooe
reeoooe 9 years ago

I think its more of an andanson's house jumper. check out wikipedia's picture: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hasarius_ad... it looks almost exactly like the one I saw!

Apple
Apple 9 years ago

Here is the wiki resource for the Adanson's house jumper:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hasarius_ad...

Apple
Apple 9 years ago

I guess it's also possible it's a fighting spider, see link:

http://habitatnews.nus.edu.sg/guidebooks...

reeoooe
reeoooe 9 years ago

wow, i think you are right! good choice of website- nus is a well established university in singapore. ;) thanks for your ID!

Apple
Apple 9 years ago

Looks like it might be a male Adanson's house jumper (if it is it eats mosquitos, so that is good)...see the link below:

http://habitatnews.nus.edu.sg/guidebooks...

reeoooe
reeoooe 9 years ago

thanks for the confirmation too! here in singapore in the past, in my parent's generation, they used to have such matches too as kids. and sometimes they even made ants fight against each other! very interesting forms of entertainment indeed!

Apple
Apple 9 years ago

Not sure on the species either but it is definitely a jumping spider.

It's interesting to note that in the Phillipines some jumping spiders have been used for "spider fighting" matches. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spider_figh...

Apple
Apple 9 years ago

Not sure on the species either but it is definitely a jumping spider.

reeoooe
reeoooe 9 years ago

was thinking about that too, thanks for the confirmation, but I am not sure which particular species of jumping spider it belongs too. :/

CorduneanuVlad
CorduneanuVlad 9 years ago

Jumping spider

reeoooe
Spotted by
reeoooe

Singapore, Singapore

Spotted on Jan 11, 2012
Submitted on Jan 12, 2012

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