The Menemerus Jumping Spider With The Prey In Its Jaws

in hive-185836 •  last month  (edited)

Hey everyone, have a good weekend. Today I have some macro shot images that I would like to share as well as my contribution to Local #Aceh-Team of World of Xpilar Community.

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Here is the jumping spider of the genus Menemerus belonging to the family Salticidae, which was first described by Eugène Louis Simon, in 1868.

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This species of jumping spider is commonly found crawling on the walls of buildings, where it often preys on groups of small ants or house flies for its prey.

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But yesterday I saw him "coming down the mountain'" crawling on a mound of dirt, and as you can see in these pictures, he just caught a fly as prey.

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It is quite aggressive moving around and gripping its prey firmly with its sharp mandibles.

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The jumping spider is a fast and intelligent predator. It was really exciting to see his super behavior and the most fun, I managed to capture the moment using my phone camera.

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CameraSmartphone + Macro Lens
CategoryAnimal Photography
ProcessedAdobe Lightroom
LocationLhokseumawe, Aceh, Indonesia
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