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What

Ground Spiders (Family Gnaphosidae)

Observer

veenas

Date

October 12, 2021 09:59 AM IST

Description

Inaturalist AI suggestion. Looked like an ant mimic

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What

Cucumber Spiders (Genus Araniella)

Observer

jithesh

Date

June 22, 2020 11:17 AM IST

Place

Sanoor (Google, OSM)

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Observer

vipinbaliga

Date

September 11, 2021 07:46 PM IST

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What

Heavy-bodied Jumper (Hyllus semicupreus)

Date

October 7, 2021 10:39 AM IST

Place

Home of (Google, OSM)

Description

Predating a baby lizard

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What

Ground Crab Spiders (Genus Xysticus)

Observer

vipinbaliga

Date

September 11, 2021 09:34 PM IST

Description

I was photographing the Ground Crab Spider when my spider enthusiast buddy Shashikanth brought my attention to the approaching Jumping Spider. I quickly took a wider shot framing both of them together and waited with bated breath to see what happens when they eventually meet. As luck would have it, the Jumping spider changed direction randomly and moved away the Crab spiders' location :-D

This is one of my favorite photos from the spider hunt in Gajendragada with Shashikanth.

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Date

October 3, 2021 11:13 AM UTC

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What

Two-striped Telamonia (Telamonia dimidiata)

Date

April 19, 2021 06:08 PM IST

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What

Brown Widow (Latrodectus geometricus)

Observer

subbu107

Date

October 2, 2021 10:19 AM IST

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What

Wandering Spiders (Family Ctenidae)

Observer

kesavamurthy1

Date

September 16, 2013 12:01 PM IST

Description

Found at chest height on a nature trail.

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Date

September 26, 2021 07:38 AM IST

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What

Crab Spiders (Family Thomisidae)

Date

September 19, 2021 01:41 PM UTC

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Date

October 29, 2019 12:43 PM UTC

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Date

September 25, 2021 10:23 PM UTC

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Observer

jithesh

Date

September 25, 2021 11:55 PM IST

Place

Agumbe (Google, OSM)

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What

Ant -Like Crab Spider (Amyciaea forticeps)

Observer

mohithshenoyk

Date

September 28, 2021 07:18 PM IST

Description

Male spider chancing its opportunity to mate while the female was busy feeding on weaver ant and avoiding the Jackal flies.

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What

Lichen Huntsman Spiders (Genus Pandercetes)

Observer

jithesh

Date

September 25, 2021 10:39 PM IST

Place

Agumbe (Google, OSM)

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What

Running Crab Spiders (Family Philodromidae)

Observer

jithesh

Date

September 23, 2021 11:36 AM IST

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Observer

vipinbaliga

Date

October 25, 2020 11:15 AM IST

Description

See how beautifully she has built herself a silk retreat under a leaf.

I was fascinated by the shape of the web. How complex and well designed!

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Observer

vishwanathgowda

Date

September 22, 2021 01:13 PM IST

Description

Found this during macro on a bark during macro walk.

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What

Stenochilid Spiders (Family Stenochilidae)

Observer

vipinbaliga

Date

September 12, 2021 03:55 PM IST

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What

Wall Jumping Spiders (Genus Menemerus)

Observer

vipinbaliga

Date

September 12, 2021 03:08 PM IST

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Observer

vipinbaliga

Date

September 12, 2021 04:10 PM IST

Description

Had a great day finding and photographing spiders with @shashikanthbkambannavar

This spider was so restless we had to trap it using our hands to get any decent shots. It would jump once every second and always away from the camera.

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What

Wolf Spiders and Allies (Superfamily Lycosoidea)

Observer

vipinbaliga

Date

September 12, 2021 02:31 PM IST

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What

Running Crab Spiders (Family Philodromidae)

Observer

vipinbaliga

Date

September 12, 2021 02:21 PM IST

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Observer

rohit_girotra

Date

September 11, 2021 10:51 AM IST

Description

Makalidurga

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Observer

shivaprakash

Date

September 18, 2021 08:04 AM IST

Description

ID courtesy: Dr Abhijith APC

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Date

September 19, 2021 04:22 PM UTC

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Date

September 19, 2021 03:07 PM UTC

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Date

September 19, 2021 12:47 PM UTC

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What

Sheetweb and Dwarf Weavers (Family Linyphiidae)

Date

September 18, 2021 10:54 AM UTC

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What

Cellar Spiders (Family Pholcidae)

Date

September 18, 2021 09:23 AM UTC

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Observer

anubhav-agarwal

Date

September 16, 2021 03:10 PM IST

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What

Indian Jumping Ant (Harpegnathos saltator)

Observer

anubhav-agarwal

Date

September 16, 2021 01:52 PM IST

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Observer

vasanthi

Date

September 7, 2021 12:00 AM IDT

Description

Spider with pscliphron egg Found it in its mud nest

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What

Giant Golden Orbweaver (Nephila pilipes)

Date

September 10, 2021 03:14 PM UTC

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What

Elegant Golden Jumping Spider (Chrysilla lauta)

Observer

emmanuel_manna

Date

July 9, 2020 09:32 AM IST

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What

Trashline Orbweavers (Genus Cyclosa)

Observer

nisha23

Date

December 6, 2020 08:53 AM IST

Place

Tumkur (Google, OSM)

Description

Cyclosa affected by parasite

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What

Spotted Orbweavers (Genus Neoscona)

Observer

nisha23

Date

June 13, 2021 08:06 AM IST

Place

Tumkur (Google, OSM)

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What

Bird-dropping Araneids (Genus Cyrtarachne)

Observer

vasanthi

Date

August 10, 2021 12:00 AM IDT

Description

Spidelings of bird dropping spider under the leaf Spider laid eggs joing two leaves

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What

Leaflitter Crab Spiders (Genus Ozyptila)

Observer

nisha23

Date

November 21, 2020 10:37 AM IST

Place

Tumkur (Google, OSM)

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Observer

nisha23

Date

December 6, 2020 07:32 AM IST

Place

Tumkur (Google, OSM)

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What

Orbweavers (Family Araneidae)

Observer

nisha23

Date

August 8, 2021 08:29 AM IST

Place

Tumkur (Google, OSM)

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What

Fisheating Spiders (Genus Nilus)

Observer

nisha23

Date

September 2, 2021 08:31 AM IST

Place

Tumkur (Google, OSM)

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What

Widow Spiders (Genus Latrodectus)

Date

August 30, 2021 11:00 AM IST

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Observer

vasanthi

Date

September 1, 2021 12:00 AM IDT

Description

Saw the spiderling of Pasilobus few on a leaf tip with few web above tip. Most of them were near the egg sac with parallel line of web

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vishwanathgowda

Date

March 2, 2021 09:30 PM IST

Description

Found on a guva tree. Just resting position. no web.

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vishwanathgowda

Date

May 11, 2021 03:25 PM IST

Description

Found this near stream, was running around on a dry twig.

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Observer

shivaprakash

Date

September 4, 2011 08:42 AM IST

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What

Spiders (Order Araneae)

Observer

ashwinv

Date

August 22, 2021 12:30 PM IST

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What

Golden Huntsman Spiders (Genus Olios)

Observer

ashwinv

Date

August 21, 2021 08:14 PM IST

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What

Colourful Jumping Spider (Chrysilla volupe)

Observer

satishchandra

Date

July 16, 2021 11:55 AM IST

Description

Chrysilla Volupe male

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sahanam

Date

July 11, 2020 01:58 PM UTC

Description

Pest of Cucurbit family

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Observer

tshahan

Date

August 2021

Description

! many on poison ivy

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What

Long Horned Spiny Spider (Gasteracantha dalyi)

Observer

mohithshenoyk

Date

August 22, 2021 06:24 PM IST

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Date

August 21, 2021 11:26 AM UTC

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Observer

b_monosperma

Date

August 22, 2021

Description

The spider with the egg sac.

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Observer

hayath_mohammed

Date

May 17, 2020

Place

Bangalore (Google, OSM)

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Observer

krishna31

Date

Missing Date

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What

Crevice Weavers (Family Filistatidae)

Observer

akashmhadgut

Date

August 14, 2021 04:25 AM IST

Description

With prey

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Observer

csbandi

Date

August 14, 2021 01:14 PM IST

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What

Redback Spider (Latrodectus hasselti)

Observer

sreesha

Date

August 15, 2021 08:38 AM IST

Description

Was found underneath a rock on a small hillock

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Date

August 8, 2021 11:05 AM UTC

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What

Orbweavers (Family Araneidae)

Date

August 8, 2021 09:54 AM UTC

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Observer

bhuvanrajk

Date

August 12, 2021 08:13 PM IST

Description

It was on rose flower

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Observer

hayath_mohammed

Date

August 8, 2021 08:53 PM IST

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Observer

naturalist43365

Date

May 18, 2021 05:47 AM UTC

Place

Belur (Google, OSM)

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What

Tailed Cellar Spider (Crossopriza lyoni)

Observer

vijayalakshmi

Date

May 26, 2012 05:40 AM IST

Place

Muddahalli (Google, OSM)

Description

Observed feeding on scorpion

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What

Asian Spinybacked Orbweaver (Thelacantha brevispina)

Observer

vaidyar

Date

August 8, 2021 04:58 PM UTC

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What

Stenochilid Spiders (Family Stenochilidae)

Observer

naveen_iyer

Date

August 8, 2021 12:03 PM IST

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Observer

naveen_iyer

Date

July 24, 2021 02:49 PM IST

Place

Bangalore (Google, OSM)

Description

Female Vailimia sp

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Observer

vipinbaliga

Date

January 27, 2012 10:25 PM IST

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Date

May 21, 2021 05:44 PM IST

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Observer

abhiapc

Date

May 4, 2021 11:02 AM IST

Place

Kalalavadi (Google, OSM)

Description

Pseudoscorpion & its babies !
These tiny creatures are really amazing to watch. Other day I posted how these false scorpions carry their eggs, like a bunch of grapes on its back.
Here i got continuation of that , Where Mother pseudoscorpion is carrying its juvenile on dorsum of abdomen & few more are there on its ventral side.
I was not able to capture better than this as pseudoscorpions are restless creatures & they never sit when exposed to sunlight. They always move in search of the dark. These Arachnids have the unique strength of moving both forward & backward.
This makes us very difficult to capture . I am sharing three record photos,to showcase its maternal care.
ಹುಸಿಚೇಳಿನ ಬಗೆಗೆ ನಾನು ಈ ಹಿಂದೆ ನಿಮಗೆ ತಿಳಿಸಿದ್ದೇನೆ. ನಮ್ಮ ಜೇನು ಪೆಟ್ಟಿಗೆಯೊಳಗೆ , ಜೇನ್ನೊಣದ ಜೊತೆಗೆ ಇವು ಜೀವನ ನಡೆಸುತ್ತದೆ. ಪ್ರಕೃತಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಇವು ಮರದ ತೊಗಟೆಯ ಅಡಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ವಾಸಿಸುತ್ತವೆಯಾದ್ದರಿಂದ ಇವು ಹೊರಜಗತ್ತಿಗೆ ಕಾಣುವುದೇ ಇಲ್ಲ.
ಈ ಅಷ್ಟಪದಿಯ ಅಧ್ಯಯನಕ್ಕೆ ಒಂದು ರೀತಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ನಮ್ಮ ಜೇನು ಪೆಟ್ಟಿಗೆಯೇ ಸೂಕ್ತ .
ತಿಂಗಳಿಗೊಮ್ಮೆ ನಾನು ನಮ್ಮ ತೋಟದಲ್ಲಿನ ಜೇನುಪೆಟ್ಟಿಗೆಯ ಕೆಲಸಕ್ಕೆ ಕೈ ಹಾಕಿದಾಗ ನನಗೆ ಈ ಹುಸಿಚೇಳುಗಳ ದರ್ಶನವಾಗುತ್ತದೆ.ಹಾಗಾಗಿ ಕ್ಯಾಮೆರಾ ಸದಾ ಜೊತೆಗಿರುತ್ತದೆ. ಇವು ಸದಾ ಕತ್ತಲಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಬದುಕುವ ಜೀವಿಗಳು. ಹಾಗಾಗಿ ನಾವು ಜೇನು ಪೆಟ್ಟಿಯನ್ನು ತೆಗೆದೊಡನೆ, ಪೆಟ್ಟಿಗೆಯಲ್ಲಿರುವ ಸೆರೆಗಳಿಗೆ ಹೋಗಿ ಅಡಗಿಬಿಡುತ್ತವೆ.
ಮೊನ್ನೆಯೂ ಹಾಗೆ ಆಯ್ತು.
ಜೇನು ಪೆಟ್ಟಿಗೆಯ ಒಳಗೆ ಹುಸಿಚೇಳೊಂದು ಈಗ ತಾನೇ ಮೊಟ್ಟೆಯಿಂದ ಹೊರ ಬಂದ ಮರಿಯನ್ನು ಬೆನ್ನ ಮೇಲೆ ಕುರಿಸಿಕೊಂಡಿತ್ತು. ಹೊಟ್ಟೆಯ ಕೆಳಗೆ, ದ್ರಾಕ್ಷಿ ಗೊಂಚಲಿನಂತೆ ಮೊಟ್ಟೆಗಳಿದ್ದವು ಮತ್ತು ಆ ಮೊಟ್ಟೆಗಳಿಂದ ಮರಿಗಳು ಹೊರಬರಲು ಆರಂಭಿಸಿದ್ದವು.
ಈ ಅಪರೂಪದ ಕ್ಷಣಗಳನ್ನು ದಾಖಲಿಸಲು ಅನೇಕ ಸವಾಲುಗಳು.
ಹುಸಿಚೇಳು ಕತ್ತಲೆಯನ್ನು ಹುಡಿಕಿಕೊಂಡು, ವೇಗವಾಗಿ ಚಲಿಸುತ್ತಿತ್ತು. ಇವುಗಳು ಹಿಂದೆ, ಮುಂದೆ ಅಡ್ಡಡ್ಡ ಚಲಿಸುವ ಸಾಮ್ರಾಥ್ಯ ಹೊಂದಿದೆ. ಹಾಗಾಗಿ ಇದನ್ನು ಫೋಕಸ್ಪೆ ಮಾಡುವುದು ಬಲು ಕಷ್ಟ. ಜೇನು ಪೆಟ್ಟಿಯೊಳಗಣ ಜೇನ್ನೊಣಗಳು ನನ್ನ ಸುತ್ತ ಹಾರುತ್ತಿದ್ದವು. ಯಾವಾಗ ಚುಚ್ಚುವುದೋ ಎಂಬ ಭಯ ಒಂದು ಕಡೆಯಾದರೆ, ಕಾಲಿಗೆ ಕುತ್ತುವ ಸೊಳ್ಳೆಗಳು ಮತ್ತು ಕಚ್ಚುವ ಕೆಂಜುಗಗಳು ಇನ್ನೊಂದುಕಡೆ .
ಇವೆಲ್ಲದರ ಮಧ್ಯೆ ನನಗೆ ಮೂರೇ ಮೂರೂ ಚಿತ್ರಗಳು ಸಿಕ್ಕವು. ಅಷ್ಟು ಹೊತ್ತಿಗೆ ಈ ಹುಸಿ ಚೇಳು ತನ್ನ ಮಕ್ಕಳೊಡನೆ ಪೆಟ್ಟಿಗೆಯ ಸೆರೆಯೊಳಗೆ ಅವಿತುಬಿಟ್ಟಿತ್ತು.
ಚಿತ್ರೀಕರಿಸಿದ ಆ ಮೂರೂ ಚಿತ್ರಗಳು ಇದೋ ಇಲ್ಲಿದೆ ನಿಮಗಾಗಿ.
May 2021
Indraprastha
Mysuru.

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What

White-spotted Green Jumping Spider (Epeus indicus)

Observer

abhiapc

Date

July 5, 2020 05:00 PM IST

Place

Kalalavadi (Google, OSM)

Description

Do Jumping spider have Foresight ?
Here is our latest paper on that !
Leaf suspension by a brooding female Epeus indicus (Araneae: Salticidae: Plexippina) in Karnataka
Published in PECKHAMIA.

Check this link

https://peckhamia.com/peckhamia/PECKHAMIA_237.1.pdf
and know how a female Epeus Indicus can protect its brood .
You can also watch this youtube link for further details on same.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKWqqxYi-os

ಇಂದಷ್ಟೇ ನಮ್ಮ ಒಂದು ಪ್ರಬಂಧ ಪೆಕೆಮಿಯಾ ಎಂಬ ಪತ್ರಿಕೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರಕಟವಾಗಿದೆ.
ವಿಷಯ : ಜೇಡಗಳಿಗೂ ಮುಂದಾಲೋಚನೆ ಇದೆಯೇ ?
ಹೌದು. ಎಪಿಯಸ್ ಎಂಬ ಜಿಗಿಯುವ ಜೇಡ , ತನ್ನ ಮರಿಗಳನ್ನು ರಕ್ಷಿಸಲು ಮಾಡಿದ ಉಪಾಯವೇ ಈ ಲೇಖನದ ತಿರುಳು.
ತನ್ನ ಮರಿಗಳಿದ್ದ ಎಲೆಯು ಹಳದಿಯಾಗಿ ಉದಿರಿ ಹೋಗುವುದು ಎಂದು ಮೊದಲೇ ಅರಿತ ಜೇಡ, ಆ ಎಲೆಯನ್ನು ಪಕ್ಕದ ಎಲೆಗೆ ಅಂಟಿಸುತ್ತದೆ. ಮುಂದೆ ಜೋರು ಗಾಳಿಗೆ ಎಲೆಯು ತೊಟ್ಟಿನಿಂದ ಕಳಚುತ್ತದೆ. ಮೊದಲೇ ಈ ಎಲೆಯನ್ನು ಭದ್ರ ಪಡಿಸಿದ್ದರಿಂದ ತನ್ನ ಸಂತತಿಗೆ ಯಾವ ಅಪಾಯವೂ ಆಗುವುದಿಲ್ಲ.
ಅದರ ಸಂಪೂರ್ಣ ವರದಿ ಈ ಲೇಖನದಲ್ಲಿದೆ.
https://peckhamia.com/peckhamia/PECKHAMIA_237.1.pdf

ಯೂಟ್ಯೂಬಿನಲ್ಲಿ ವಿಡಿಯೋ ಕೋಡಾ ಇದೆ.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKWqqxYi-os

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Observer

abhiapc

Date

October 11, 2020 04:22 PM IST

Place

Kalalavadi (Google, OSM)

Description

10-10-2020 was International day for jumping spiders !
I missed to post a salticid on that occasion .
any way, never to be late.
Yesterday I was working on my farm and was clearing wild grass , which was disturbing our main crop. After cleaning I saw many Crustacea , running on ground, which were doing their work under mulch. But there was one jumper along with them & with two tails!
It's a Uroballus species .
Though I had documented Uroballus species twice in my farm, it's a visual treat to see it again. I was not in a position to photograph it & it won't be nice to rush every time to get a camera as it's time waste & unnecessary work diversion & distraction to all farm workers.
So I made this jumper to go inside coconut shell , which was put as manure for all plants & closed it through a banana leaf. I opened it during lunch break & for my luck the spider didn't escape .
I kept a castor leaf and a spider jumped to give me a pose .Couldn't take many shots as this restless , tiny jumper escaped & was unable to spot again !
October 2020,
Indraprastha.