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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 2 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 2 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 2 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