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Yellowish Black Jumping Spider- Stagetilus cf. opaciceps ♂ | by PF T.J.
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Yellowish Black Jumping Spider- Stagetilus cf. opaciceps ♂

An unidentified Salticid cleaning its fangs and legs. Note the colour difference of its two main eyes (also called Anterior Median Eyes [AME]). This phenomenon is often seen in Telamonia, Epeus etc. too, probably due to the way the eye lenses reflect light.

 

A typical Jumping Spider possesses a 4-layered retina in each of its AME eyes, enabling it to see very differently from us, even up to the ultraviolet range.

 

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Taken on October 18, 2014