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Philaeus chrysops

Philaeus chrysops
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Copyright: Angelo Nardo (nardophoto) (9824)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-05-04
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Canon EOS 30d, Tokina AF 100mm F/2.8 AT-X PRO D Macro, Digital ISO 400
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-05-15 14:03
Viewed: 3471
Points: 2
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Philaeus chrysops, female
Here can see the male - http://www.treknature.com/gallery/Europe/Italy/Sicily/Caltanissetta/Sutera/photo257748.htm
Normal body length is 7 to 12 mm, but 5 mm small males do occur. Unusual for spiders, the males are often bigger. The sexes differ extremely: males are very colorful with a glaringly red opisthosoma (chrysops means "golden eye" in Greek). The males have a dark brown cephalothorax with two broad longitudinal white stripes behind the rear eyes. The abdomen is bright orange-red on the back and the sides, with a longitudinal black stripe in the center and black shoulders. The long, slender legs are dark with the patellae and most of the tibiae of the first two pairs bright orange-red. The cephalothorax of the female is similar to the male, but with much smaller white stripes. The back of her abdomen is largely covered with a very broad brown band with two narrow longitudinal white stripes and a few white marks near the sides. The remainder of the abdomen and the sides are orange, the legs light brown with dark brown rings.[1]
The spider prefers open and warm areas.
(from: wikipedia)

Photoshop for contrast, sharpness and level. Neat Image.

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molto bello il tuo salticide, molto buoni anche i dettagli sul-occhio,

ciao e buona giornata, tino

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-05-16 7:12]

Very good closeup, fine details. tfs.

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