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Wandering spider on tree - closeup, Andasibe, Madagascar Note in the closeup the neatly aligned blocked of 4 eyes. These are called the median eyes. Eyes to the side of the head are called &quot;lateral eyes&quot;.<br />
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Wandering spider on tree - closeup, Andasibe, Madagascar

Note in the closeup the neatly aligned blocked of 4 eyes. These are called the median eyes. Eyes to the side of the head are called "lateral eyes".

Wandering spider on tree, Andasibe, Madagascar I assume it is a huntsman spider, not 100% sure. Note in the closeup the neatly aligned blocked of 4 eyes. These are called the median eyes. Eyes to the side of the head are called "lateral eyes".<br />
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  1. Fabulous shot, Ferdy! Posted one month ago
    1. Thank you! Posted one month ago
  2. Hi Ferdy, what a handsome spider! Is that a gorgeous blue I can see on the images? This is not the eye pattern for Sparassidae, these spiders have two lateral rows of eyes. Also, the way the legs are held doesn't look like Huntsman I've seen, they don't tend to hold the legs in such a stiff, straight affect as this. I'm thinking family Ctenidae? Posted one month ago, modified one month ago
    1. Ruth, thanks so much, I was hoping for a correction. I checked some eye alignment diagrams yet could not find a single example with the 4 eyes aligned like this, so picked the wrong closest thing.

      And yes, there's some blue behind the head :)
      Posted one month ago

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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Oct 31, 2019. Captured Jul 18, 2019 20:47 in Unnamed Road, Madagascar.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/16.0
  • 1/60s
  • ISO64
  • 105mm