Jumping spider (Mopsus penicillatus)
   

Actual size 2mm, Queensland Australia

Canon EOS 300D and MP-E 65mm, f/16, 1/160 with fill in flash

Jumping spiders all have eight eyes: two at the back, two at the side, and four at the front. The front two are especially large; supplying the spider with the detailed binocular vision required for stalking and jumping prey.


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