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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Dandy Jumping Spider (Portia Schultz)

Family Salticidae
This spider was very small and what I found most interesting was the way it holds its legs. The front three seem to look like one at times.

I am told that they use various means to get into the webs of other spiders which they then eat.
ID confirmation: Ansie Dippenaar-Schoeman


Gaelyn said...

Legs spread like that make a tiny spider look bigger. And actually rather scary.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

LOL!! They are so small I doubt if they could scare a worm. :)

Ian Weeden said...

Hi bug lady. Just discovered your site. Love it. Thank you for sharing with those that may not have the same opportunities but have the interest. Regards. Ian W

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Hi Ian. Thank for visiting my blog and your kind words. I am pleased you found it interesting.Best wishes, Joan