Cosmophasis sp.: Jumping spider [1]

Most jumping spiders do not spin webs. They have a distinctive eye arrangement: two pairs in front, one pair in the middle and one pair behind giving them almost 360 degrees vision. They jump.

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These spiders, members of the family Salticidae, are hunters which approach their prey by creeping closer before leaping on it from a standing start from a few centimetres away.

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Do you think the spider is aiming for one of those ants?

Photos: SFGreen Singapore 20120513

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