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Marpissa muscosa  After long searching I found the name of this jumping spider, at least I hope so. Geotagged,Marpissa muscosa,Netherlands,Summer Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Marpissa muscosa

After long searching I found the name of this jumping spider, at least I hope so.

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  1. One of your best, Mike! I love the ring flash reflection in all the eyes, and great job on the focusing. Thank you for taking time to identify it. Posted 11 months ago
    1. Thank you Ferdy for your response and placing on the home page. Yes, that's definitely one of my best recordings, but at the moment I was also well in my skin, and everything went well with the spider. He stayed calm after 15 minutes. I have even more good recordings from this series, but since you can not place a common sense of the same series, I do not do that unless it is not an objection. Posted 11 months ago
      1. Not sure what you mean with common sense, but if you have more images from a different angle, you are welcome to share them. Just don't share exact or near-duplicates. Posted 11 months ago

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''Marpissa muscosa'' is a species of jumping spider.

Females reach about 8–11 mm length, males only 6–8 mm. Both sexes are coloured grey to brown. The whole spider has a furry appearance and is flattened in shape.

The species builds a kind of nest under the bark of dead trees. Up to 100 of these nests can occur side by side. This spider has a hierarchy: weaker animals will show their inferiority by strutting their front legs and slowly receding from the scene.

Similar species: Spiders
Species identified by fchristant
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By Mike van Harn

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Uploaded Sep 5, 2017. Captured Sep 4, 2017 12:53 in Slochter 16, 1654 KD Benningbroek, Netherlands.
  • Canon EOS 5DS R
  • f/7.1
  • 1/200s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm