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On a sea of green | by Rundstedt B. Rovillos
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On a sea of green

Jumping spiders are skittish and deftly maneuver to maintain a close watch on pencils, probes, and fingertips. They stalk and pounce on their prey with catlike patience and precision. These spiders do not rely on webs to capture prey, but spin silk for drag lines, egg cases, and retreats. Jumping spiders are diurnal, sun-lovers. On a bright day, they can often be found perched on tree bark, blades of grass, shrubs, and other well-lit places. In cloudy or rainy weather, they withdraw inside silken retreats.

 

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Taken on October 5, 2009