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An ant-mimic jumper becomes a meal

 
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Dec 09, 2018 01:52 |  #1

A few jumping spiders from the last week. The first is a male ant-mimic jumping spider that was quietly going about it's business:

IMAGE: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4896/46221190331_1a94bb0271_o.jpg
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/2dqp​FyF  (external link) Ant-mimic jumping spider (external link) by Stephen Mudge (external link), on Flickr

Unfortunately for the ant-mimic, however, there was also a female green jumper nearby... and that was the end of the ant mimic!

IMAGE: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4833/45308399455_f764b17429_o.jpg
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/2c2K​oCX  (external link) Green jumping spider with ant-mimic prey (external link) by Stephen Mudge (external link), on Flickr

And lastly a couple of shots of a male green jumper:

IMAGE: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4847/46188617242_9761bb7e9d_o.jpg
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/2dnw​JHG  (external link) Male Green Jumping Spider (external link) by Stephen Mudge (external link), on Flickr

IMAGE: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4910/31284263387_1ee027da59_o.jpg
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/PEu2​zv  (external link) Male Green Jumping Spider (external link) by Stephen Mudge (external link), on Flickr


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Dec 09, 2018 03:07 |  #2

Wonderful captures, interesting that the male has small palps.


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Dec 09, 2018 03:31 |  #3

S.R.M. wrote in post #18767166 (external link)
A few jumping spiders from the last week. The first is a male ant-mimic jumping spider that was quietly going about it's business:

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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/2dqp​FyF  (external link) Ant-mimic jumping spider (external link) by Stephen Mudge (external link), on Flickr

Unfortunately for the ant-mimic, however, there was also a female green jumper nearby... and that was the end of the ant mimic!

QUOTED IMAGE
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/2c2K​oCX  (external link) Green jumping spider with ant-mimic prey (external link) by Stephen Mudge (external link), on Flickr

And lastly a couple of shots of a male green jumper:

QUOTED IMAGE
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/2dnw​JHG  (external link) Male Green Jumping Spider (external link) by Stephen Mudge (external link), on Flickr

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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/PEu2​zv  (external link) Male Green Jumping Spider (external link) by Stephen Mudge (external link), on Flickr

Lovely captures Stephen and its very interesting to see the size difference.:-)

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