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May 23, 2008, 8:28:14 AM

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Big Hug by dllavaneras Big Hug by dllavaneras
Spidey wants to give you a hug!

This male jumping spider (family Salticidae) was performing his "courtship dance" for a nearby female. It didn't turn out too well, as the female quickly darted away after the male made a few attempts at copulating.


After battling with finding the ID, I got it down to genus: Lyssomanes.


Edit (Nov 13, 2008): I have given ~BrotherlyFluff permission to use this pic.
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:iconoctoboy-the-8th:
Octoboy-the-8th Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
Knowing spiders, I think the girl running from him was the better turn of events for him.

Wow, look at this guy though! Those fangs are as elegant as mammoth tusks! Kind of reminds me of that elephant skull the hyenas in The Lion King came out of. Really cool with his brightly coloured head and eyes, this sure is the decorative creature! Quite drawn out for a jumper though. Great photo!
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:icondllavaneras:
dllavaneras Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconphotolight:
photolight Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
Wow that is pretty interesting looking. Awesome Capture!
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:iconkaeldra-1:
Kaeldra-1 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
eek!!! I love it!
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:icongoodka8:
Goodka8 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I wanna hug him:D
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:iconpauseplay:
pauseplay Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
wouldn't want that to hug me. still amazing picture! :la:
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:iconcityinthehead:
cityinthehead Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow! great capture! small spider needs love.
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:icongooiool:
Gooiool Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Extraordinary shot !
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:iconbfg8800gtx:
BFG8800GTX Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
the green eyes are hypnotic.
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:iconcookiephotos:
Cookiephotos Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009
cool looks really funny!!:)
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:iconabikeodyssey:
abikeOdyssey Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009
incredible!
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:iconxtermination:
Xtermination Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awwww
i would love one ^^
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:iconironmanbr:
ironmanbr Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009
Very nice shot!! :)
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:iconcristian-m:
Cristian-M Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009
Big fav :+fav:! :D
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:iconin-the-picture:
In-the-picture Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconflowerdanceplz: Glad I saw this at [link] - a fave of course :wave:
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:iconyabbles:
yabbles Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009  Professional Photographer
EGADS!!! :wow:
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:iconotas32:
otas32 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008  Professional General Artist
What a beautiful species! :D
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:iconkyphoscoliosis:
kyphoscoliosis Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008
Stunning specimen and capture!
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:iconarawyn:
Arawyn Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008
:faint: One of the best spider shots I've seen! Awesome color.
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:icondllavaneras:
dllavaneras Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! I'm glad you liked it! =)
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:iconxb25:
Xb25 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008
look like he got busted by the cops "freeze! hand in the air!" lol so cute :D
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:icondllavaneras:
dllavaneras Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
:lol: "Busted!"
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:icondaimera:
Daimera Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008
~'Cause this is Thriiilleerrr...~

I kid. But this is a very cute little guy, quite animated. XD
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:icondllavaneras:
dllavaneras Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
:lol: Thriller! I would have never thought of that!
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:iconcarolfalco:
carolfalco Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008
wonderful!
really nice!
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:icondllavaneras:
dllavaneras Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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:iconnameda:
Nameda Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008  Professional General Artist
awesome I am still amazed how alienlike insects look in macroperspective :) beautiful creature and great capture with vibrant colours
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:icondllavaneras:
dllavaneras Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much! This is one of my favorite pics!
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:iconnameda:
Nameda Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008  Professional General Artist
can imagine this its a fantastic shot!!
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:icondllavaneras:
dllavaneras Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! =)
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:iconviviennest:
VivienneSt Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008
perhaps you freaked out the female :D
anyway, beautiful photo!
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:icondllavaneras:
dllavaneras Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey, I may be ugly, but not that ugly! :giggle:
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:iconviviennest:
VivienneSt Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008
okay, then the spider messed up his courtship dance :D
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:iconnakkitta:
nakkitta Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008
Whoa!

this is fantabulous!!
i really like-like-like
that the spidiiii blends with
what it's sitting on...

What a great point of vew you have!!
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:icondllavaneras:
dllavaneras Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! I really love these jumping spiders!
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:iconnakkitta:
nakkitta Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008
you're welcome...

i like how they jump in my cup so i can put them outside :)
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:iconnameda:
Nameda Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008  Professional General Artist
awesome I am still amazed how alienlike insects look in macroperspective :) beautiful creature and great capture with vibrant colours
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:iconnameda:
Nameda Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008  Professional General Artist
awesome I am still amazed how alienlike insects look in macroperspective :) beautiful creature and great capture with vibrant colours
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:iconamelie89:
amelie89 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008  Student Artist
that is the weirdest creepiest thing i've ever seen ... but its AWESOME!!! haha GREAT job seriously you are magical
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:icondllavaneras:
dllavaneras Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Come on, you're making me blush! :blushes:
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:iconamelie89:
amelie89 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008  Student Artist
aww :smooch:
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:icontwinkledee:
twinkledee Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2008
Wow, amazing detail!

Uhh... I'll pass on the hug. :|
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:icondllavaneras:
dllavaneras Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
How come? :(
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:iconrafaella-schumann:
rafaella-schumann Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008   Photographer
Wowo,the details r awsome!!

:kiss:
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:iconmarble911:
marble911 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008   Photographer
At least he got away alive :D
Such a beautiful species. I love the huge eyes of the Salticidae in general, but the species you captured is amazing. Great quality shot too!
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:icondllavaneras:
dllavaneras Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! It's definitely a lovely species, I can't wait to see one again!
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:iconbuleria:
buleria Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008
Excelente captura de una inusual araña(para mi).La luz y el detalle son incredibles.

Remus
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:icondllavaneras:
dllavaneras Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Muchas gracias! Es un honor, viniendo de un profesional! :)
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:iconjacquijax:
JacquiJax Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008
SIMPLEMENTE GENIAL!!! :clap:
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:icondark-raptor:
Dark-Raptor Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008  Professional Photographer
This is fantastic species. I only met Salticus scenicus male with such a long chelicerae.
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