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Spider on Pongamia Leaf

There's an amazing variety of spiders in the Honge (Pongamia) tree in front of our house. I found three of this kind last weekend.

 

This one's pedipalps (leg like appendages in the front) are very prominent.

 

Lighting: Vivitar 285 through plastic bowl held for me by a very impatient assistant.

Light was fading and I had some difficulty in focusing manually. I envy these creatures, another pair of hands would have made macro photography with lights so much easier.

 

Identification: I have seen pictures of similar spiders labelled as Lynx spiders. It's a hunting spider that doesn't weave webs to capture prey. Usually hides under leaves or flowers.

 

Location: Bangalore

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Taken on June 3, 2007