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Jumping Spider (Hyllus sp.) by melvynyeo Jumping Spider (Hyllus sp.) by melvynyeo
A big and beautiful female Hyllus sp. Taken at night in Singapore.

Quote from en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jumping_…
The jumping spiders, unlike the other families, have faces that are roughly rectangular surfaces perpendicular to their direction of motion. In effect this means that their forward-looking, anterior eyes are on "flat faces", as shown in the photographs. Their eye pattern is the clearest single identifying characteristic. They have eight eyes, as illustrated.[4][5] Most diagnostic are the front row of four eyes, in which the anterior median pair are more dramatically prominent than any other spider eyes apart from the posterior median eyes of the Deinopidae. There is, however, a radical functional difference between the major (AME) eyes of Salticidae and the major (PME) eyes of the Deinopidae; the large posterior eyes of Deinopidae are adapted mainly to vision in dim light, whereas the large anterior eyes of Salticidae are adapted to detailed, three-dimensional vision for purposes of estimating the range, direction, and nature of potential prey, permitting the spider to direct its attacking leaps with great precision. The anterior lateral eyes, though large, are smaller than the AME and provide a wider forward field of vision.

The rear row of four eyes may be described as strongly bent, or as being rearranged into two rows, with two large posterior lateral eyes furthest back. They serve for lateral vision. The posterior median eyes also have been shifted out laterally, almost as far as the posterior lateral eyes. They are usually much smaller than the posterior lateral eyes and there is doubt about whether they are at all functional in many species.

Jumping spiders range in size from a body length of 1 to 22 mm.

In addition to using their silk for safety lines while jumping, they also build silken "pup tents", where they shelter from bad weather and sleep at night. They molt within these shelters, build and store egg cases within them, and also spend the winter in them.
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fifi-kawaii Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i don't like bugs 
but it look kinda of cute :3 
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dinoking7711 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
EWW.....  eww 
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kiew1 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful shot!!
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Nadou Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Professional Artist
Usually i'm affraid of spiders, but your pictures are so beautiful and I can look at them without fear...
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Mexicanightbat Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Just hypnotized by her beauty.
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realTurtleNipple Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
the reflection of her camera makes her look as if she had pupils. great work, your gallery is fascinating!
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siegeshot Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
I love her pretty eyelashes. :) 
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raido-ehwaz Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Professional Photographer
Crazy hair day. Marvellous colours and unbelievable detail!
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frenchfox Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
:omfg: Fascinating and fantastic photo ! :clap:
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Wolfy-89 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Spiders looks so curious :) 
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