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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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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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dllavaneras Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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photolight Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
Wow that is pretty interesting looking. Awesome Capture!
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Kaeldra-1 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
eek!!! I love it!
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Goodka8 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I wanna hug him:D
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pauseplay Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
wouldn't want that to hug me. still amazing picture! :la:
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cityinthehead Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow! great capture! small spider needs love.
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Gooiool Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Extraordinary shot !
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BFG8800GTX Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
the green eyes are hypnotic.
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Cookiephotos Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009
cool looks really funny!!:)
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