Vampires of the Crawling Kingdom

Amongst all denizens of the crawling kingdom, none perhaps evoke such strong and disparate feelings of loathsome fear and unbridled fascination as Spiders. Love them or loathe them, spiders were here before us – first appearing on the scene some 400 million years ago, before the mighty dinosaurs and long before the early mammals decided … Read moreVampires of the Crawling Kingdom

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 moreMetallic jumper

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