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Crab Spider

Crab Spider
Photo Information
Copyright: Fabio Nigro (zzool_it) (128)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-05-26
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix S7000, Fujinon 6x zoom, Compact Flash Card
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/450 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-05-28 20:52
Viewed: 4350
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a crab spider (I suppose) but I have never seen a spider like this!
His colors are fantastic anyone knows the name of this great spider?
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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-05-29 1:49]

Nice shot Fabio, your spideris very good. It's not a crab spider at all. It's a jumping spider of the Salticidae family. The distintive colouring makes Spider ID relatively easy for a change! This one is a male Philaeus chrysops. There is another form without the white stripes on the carapace. The female is a drab affair compared to Mr Colourful here.

Good photo with nice details, I would like to see the face too! Thanks for sharing.

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  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-05-29 1:54]

Hi Fabio, it's a jumping spider. I think it is male Philaeus chrysops.
Nice image with beautiful colors.
Thanks for sharing.

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2005-05-29 15:18]

Sfotografowałeś pięknego pająka Fabio i zrobiłeś to dobrze.
Gratuluje, Robert.

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