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The Colorful Lesserti Its the same day and same place when I shot <figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/53699/jumping_spider_with_termite_kill_-_action_-1.html" title="Jumping Spider with termite kill - [Action -1]"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2167/53699_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1553126410&Signature=uY30mwi1y1SCkrTc2lDxQD9y3yQ%3D" width="200" height="114" alt="Jumping Spider with termite kill - [Action -1] Last week, had been to Gunjur a small village at outskirts of East Bengaluru. Noticed great activity going on around a termite mound, it had rained last night. The termites were busy building the mound and there were many little predators like the one captured above and ones tagged with the link (Mantis &amp; Spider), who were pulling the termites one by one to feed themselves <br />
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Have few more moments captured around the termite will be uploading them post processing :) Geotagged,India,Stenaelurillus lesserti,Summer,gunjur,injury,jumping spider,kill,termite" /></a></figure><br />
Again this was pretty close by the termite mound <br />
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The Colorful Lesserti

Its the same day and same place when I shot

Jumping Spider with termite kill - [Action -1] Last week, had been to Gunjur a small village at outskirts of East Bengaluru. Noticed great activity going on around a termite mound, it had rained last night. The termites were busy building the mound and there were many little predators like the one captured above and ones tagged with the link (Mantis & Spider), who were pulling the termites one by one to feed themselves <br />
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https://www.jungledragon.com/image/53693/jumping_spider_with_termite_kill.html https://www.jungledragon.com/image/53664/mantis_camouflaged_with_termite_mound.html<br />
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Have few more moments captured around the termite will be uploading them post processing :) Geotagged,India,Stenaelurillus lesserti,Summer,gunjur,injury,jumping spider,kill,termite

Again this was pretty close by the termite mound

    comments (4)

  1. Awesome shot, Ganesh! Posted one year ago
    1. Thank you Fredy! Posted one year ago, modified one year ago
  2. From today's JungleDragon Facebook page:

    "They can jump, dance, and sing...And, they just happen to be completely adorable - like an arachnid version of a teddy bear! These endearing, curious predators are known as jumping spiders (Family Salticidae). There are over 5,000 described species of jumping spiders, which makes them the largest family of spiders on earth! These spiders aren't just eye candy with their bold, metallic colors and striking patterns; but, they are incredibly interesting creatures as well.

    First, these fuzzy spiders have incredible vision thanks to their 8 eyeballs. Their two main eyes function like telescopes, allowing the spiders to see an incredible amount of detail. Additionally, their retinas can swivel, which allows the spiders to see 360 degrees without even moving their heads! They are called jumping spiders because they can jump distances as far as 50 times their body length! Amazingly, they don't have especially strong leg muscles to help then jump. Instead, they propel themselves by changing the blood flow in their body. When they want to jump, they use their internal hydraulic system to increase the blood flow to their legs, which enables them to jump crazy distances! Perhaps their most charming trait involves their mating ritual. The males woo females with their dance moves. Hoping to wiggle his way into a female's heart, the male dances, writhes, and "sings" a song by making buzzing, scraping, drum roll, and clicking sounds. They sing and dance like no one is watching, hoping to impress a lucky female! If she is receptive, they will mate, and then she may or may not turn him into lunch - depending on her mood. They are definitely fascinating creatures! {Stenaelurillus lesserti spotted in India by ಗಣೇಶ _ganesh_} #JungleDragon"
    Posted 4 months ago
    1. Very nice! Posted 4 months ago

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Stenaelurillus lesserti is a jumping spider distributed in India and Sri Lanka.

Similar species: Spiders
Species identified by ಗಣೇಶ _ganesh_
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By ಗಣೇಶ _ganesh_

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Uploaded Sep 21, 2017. Captured in SH 35, Kachamaranahalli, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560087, India.