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Jumping spider by melvynyeo Jumping spider by melvynyeo
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Jumping spiders use their vision in complex visual courtship displays. Males are often quite different in appearance from females, and may have plumose hairs, colored or iridescent hairs, front leg fringes, structures on other legs, and other, often bizarre, modifications. These are used in visual courtship in which the colored or iridescent parts of the body are displayed and complex sideling, vibrational, or zigzag movements are performed in a courtship "dance". If the female is receptive to the male, she will assume a passive, crouching position. In some species, the female may also vibrate her palps or abdomen. The male will then extend his front legs towards the female to touch her. If the female remains receptive, the male will climb on the female's back and inseminate her with his palps.

A 2008 study of the species Phintella vittatain in Current Biology suggests female spiders react to the males reflecting ultraviolet B light before mating, a finding that challenges the previously held assumption that animals did not register ultraviolet B light. It has recently been discovered that many jumping spiders may have auditory signals as well, with amplified sounds produced by the males sounding like buzzes or drum rolls.
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Amby-Snaps Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
This is awesome!
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Octoboy-the-8th Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014
Loving the fuzzy pedipalps, they remind me of a big, puffy moustache! Cool stripy legs too, excellent face shot!
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TalesOfNightWing Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Student General Artist
This is the classiest spider I have ever seen, with his pinstripe legs and lovely mustache. After showing my friends this photo, they are dying to see him with a top hat, watch and monocles. May I take this photo and add those things? This isn't stock, that is why I am asking. Wonderful picture!
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
Sure :) Thanks :)
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LordStarscream89 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Great shot but the fangs makes me kind of nervous ^^;
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limshae Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
i love them and your photo is great!
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ZULUS77 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Beautiful photo perfect :)
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Thanks!! :)
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MarcosRodriguez Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi, your wonderful work has been featured in the #devPREMIUM's Weekly Macro Spotlight Vol. 54. Best regards!!
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Thanks!! :)
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MarcosRodriguez Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
;)
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SafariBear Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I am no fan of spiders in general, but I do love jumping spiders very much. They are cute.
Nice picture here.
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Thanks!! :)
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diskfire Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
Sweeeet! :wow:
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Thanks!! :)
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Daimera Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
D'awww those little pom-poms and the big doleful eyes. So many jumping spiders seem to have so many "cute" characteristics that it always astounds me how people are freaked out by them (disregarding phobias because phobias are by definition irrational).
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
:) Jumping spider are puppy in the spider world :)
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pseudonym-blue Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
Look at those chelicers :o This is a great shot.
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Thanks!! :)
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pseudonym-blue Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
you're welcome :)
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Irixian Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Professional Writer
Gorgeous shot. I love the look of a spider preening :D
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Thanks!! :)
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