Metallic jumper

Metallic jumper spider (Siler semiglaucus)

On that rainy day in my car shed I found this Metallic jumper on my car bonnet. As I went close to inspect it, I noticed this jumping spider has a very unusual “hands up” posture of raising the front two legs. I recalled the discussion I read of Spider India group regarding Siler species … Read more Metallic jumper

Two-Tailed Spider

Two-Tailed Spider - Hersilia savignyi

Returning after a busy day for a cup of coffee I noticed a spider on the granite pillar which leads to my house. When I built my house I got these local rough granite pillars from granite quarry in the nearby town of Karkala. 16 such tall stone pillars stand supporting roof of my pathway … Read more Two-Tailed Spider

Jumping Spider

Phintella Spp. Jumping Spider

This jumping spider was photographed on a rainy day on the top of my car. The background what you see is the pearl white finish paint of the Maruti Suzuki Swift car. Rain droplets as well as the spiders eye reflect the light source which was my ExpoImaging Ray Flash Adapter which was mounted on … Read more Jumping Spider

Fatal Attraction

I was trying to test Canon EF 300mm f/4.0 L IS USM which was courteously provided by Shivashankar with my Canon EF 1.4x II Extender when I spotted these mating Common Grass Yellows(Eurema hecabe) on a Peacock Flower (Caesalpinia pulcherrima) plant. On closer inspection there was this dark brown spider stuck on the head of … Read more Fatal Attraction

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