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|Macaroeris nidicolens (Walckenaer, 1802)|
Araneae : Salticidae
Macaroeris nidicolens is jumping spider of family Salticidae which prefers bushes in warm, dry, sunny to half-shaded areas. This is a female 5-6mm long.Several white spots cover the top of the prosoma, one bigger each behind the posterior lateral eyes. Color and patterning can vary strongly in this species. Both sexes have black, curves tufts of hair on the sides behind the anterior lateral eyes.
The species name is derived from Latin, and means "inhabiting a nest".
It is widespread in the Mediterranean and it was dispersed in Germany in 1995 and in S. England 2002 in the process of spreading. Here in picture it grabbed a useful neuroptera, Chrysoperla carnea, on a leaf of Pittosporum sp used as a fence.
I posted another close up in WS
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- [2015-12-20 1:50]
Hi Nikos,2 magnificent pics showing us this curious spider and its prey,there is a big dinner today on the leaf..ehehe....impressive sharpness and bright colors,very well done! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
great moment to take this picture
good sharpness and lovely colours
- [2015-12-20 5:57]
A very nice close-up of this jumping spider.
- [2015-12-21 14:19]
A wonderful capture of this fine looking jumping spider feeding on a Green Lacewing. Nicely focused While displaying very good detail and beautiful colors. Your cute little spider looks very similar in color to the one that Ram posted recently. Well done!!
Ciao Nikos, great macro of fantastic spider, fine details, wonderful colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2016, ciao Silvio