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Telamonia dimidiata Jumping Spider

Telamonia dimidiata Jumping Spider
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-09-15
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cyber shot HX50V
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-09-16 3:04
Viewed: 1121
Points: 8
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I saw this dark looking Jumping Spider at the entrance gate to my school office. The light was poor and I had only my Sony compact camera with me. Still I gave it a try and took many shots. Only a few turned out to be reasonably okay, but I had to work hard at editing to share this one with you. It is not great but passable, at least from documentation point of view.
Its exact ID was revealed to me by an Indian photo-sharing friend at indianaturewatch.net where I had posted a combo image of this spider today morning. It also transpired during further research that I had shot the female of the species too and shared here at TN in March this year. Now I have revised the note with that picture too.
This one is apparently the male of the species.

The two-striped jumper, or Telamonia dimidiata, is a jumping spider found in
various Asian tropical rain forests, in foliage in wooded environments.


Females can reach a body length of 9–11 mm (0.35–0.43 in), males can reach a length of 8–9 mm (0.31–0.35 in). The female is light yellowish, with a very white cephalus and red rings surrounding the narrow black rings round the eyes. Two longitudinal bright red stripes are present on the opisthosoma. The male is very dark, with white markings, and red hairs around the eyes. They appear in Singapore, Indonesia, Pakistan, Iran, India, and Bhutan. Telamonia Dimidiata are non-venomous and produce no toxin significant to humans.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-09-16 5:50]

Hi Ram,not difficult to you to find something to show us,you have all you need directly in your working place..ehehe...the background isn't obviously a spectacle,but the quality of sharpness is very very good,you compact camera works well as i can see..ehehe..have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2016-09-16 15:20]

Hello Ram!
Nice to meet you again!
Thanks for sharing this little Jumping Spider.I know that you had some difficulties...never mind! You pic is there to be appreciated.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-09-16 20:20]

Hello Ram,
You did fine on this shot as far as I can see. The spider is in focus and the exposure looks good. Most jumping spiders have short legs, so this is something quite unusual. Those tell tale eyes are definitely a give away as to the type of spider it is. Great work!!

Hello Ram,
Amazing photo with high quality. The details, colors and focus are excellent.
I like the contrast against the background. This specie has amazing hairy legs and a very interesting and nice shape of the body and legs.

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