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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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siegeshot Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015
I can just stare at this picture for hours. 
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Core-Point Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015
What an awesome shot!
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pinkamenamad27 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well hello there~Squidward-Sexy (Sexy Time) 
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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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haochen Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
cute!:D (Big Grin) 
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Mdragonflame Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Hey *melvynyeo ! I was just wondering if I could use this picture as a reference for a class assignment? 
Thanks!
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
No problem. :) Thanks!
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maryjayne530 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing! Love this one!
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vee-kay Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing and beautiful creature!
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MarcosRodriguez Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi, your wonderful work has been featured in the last %devPREMIUM's Weekly Macro Spotlight Vol. 92. Best regards!!
=MarcosRodriguez, Curator of the Macro Gallery at %devPREMIUM
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NDTwoFives Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Such funny eyes. XD
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JackDrask Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013
colourful little nope :P
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SnowInHades Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! :clap: :heart:
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peinturealuile Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW!!
Incredible:clap:
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blidjdorp-rex Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013
Such cute!
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Tigerlylie Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013
hello ween:D (Big Grin)  awesome
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful work! :)
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Track-Maidens Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013   General Artist
Wow, this is such a great photo! What a cool animal. The little hairs look like wee horns, and those eyes are so intense! haha pup tents XD it's sort of cute to think of a tiny spider in a tiny tent.
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slayspawn Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
ahh! i have arachnophobia so this is scary to look at ;;^_^
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drksorrowz Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
o.o its kind of cute...in a strange way
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Shadow696 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks like a girl. You know... because of the eyelashes XD
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MsKiss Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Professional Photographer
haha great shot and details! love it! :D (Big Grin)
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shana340 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
Oh god... I'm shivering just looking at this! Very nice! Looks real!
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WWHSTUD Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
haha it is real 
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shana340 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013
Kill it with fire!!!
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Skylar-Girl Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist
Llama Emoji 07 (Hopeless or Scared) [V1] 
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The-Bardess Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
I guess the black spots in its eyes are the reflection of the camera? They look like pupils and make the spider look like from a cartoon. Weird o.O And funny ^^
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GregHodge Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
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EvidentlyChickentown Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
great shot even if i have a phobia about spiders
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Nienilovescats Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha she has mascara onxd
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TheDoorWithin Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely terrifying Dx BUT IT'S AWESOME  
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Reptileman778 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
It feels like she is staring into my soul
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GrafMatula Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice Haircut!
Looks really good.

Matulagreetings
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GrafMatula Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Exellent Haircut!!
Looks really cool!

Matulagreetings
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TheFunnySpider Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
She looks simply beautiful :D
Wonderful work as always :thumbsup:
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InFlame82 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
Amazing shot! :) I haven't thought that I ever would say: What a cute spider! :D Haha, I love it!
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calikal Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing!
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purplestripedbrain Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Student Photographer
She looks so surprised :D
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mecengineer Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
wonderful macrro
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bigtreesmalltree Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
does it have so big eyes?beautiful
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chichichichipndale Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It's going to eat me in my nightmares.
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