Jumping spider (?sp)
   

Actual size 2mm, Queensland Australia

Canon EOS 300D and MP-E 65mm, f/10, 1/160 with fill in flash

Showing characteristic pose of the family. Jumping spiders actively hunt almost entirely by visual means. They appear to stalk the intended victims, positioning themselves behind or above before jumping many times their length and physically subduing their prey. They also appear to be the most intelligent of spiders, with complex behaviour associated with their vision.


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