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Macaroeris nidicolens

Macaroeris nidicolens
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Copyright: Nikos Roditakis (NikosR) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-09-03
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Nikon D5200, 90mm Tamron AF SP f/2.8 VC USD
Exposure: f/16, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2015-12-19 23:43
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Points: 10
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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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Top action macro Nikos.

Thanks for sharing.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [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

hallo Nikos
great moment to take this picture
good sharpness and lovely colours
gr lou

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2015-12-20 5:57]

Hi Nikos,
A very nice close-up of this jumping spider.
Regards Jiri.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-12-21 14:19]

Hello Nikos,
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

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