Thursday, May 17, 2012

Metallic Banded Jumping Spider (Phintella vittata), SUmatra Indonesia



Photos in this post were taken in Bengkulu Sumatra Indonesia. This spider is from the family of Salticidae under genus of Phintella. The scientific name for this species is Phintella vittata (C. L. Koch, 1846)




This jumping spider has shiny metallic bands and black bands over its chepalothorax and abdomen. The legs are semi transparrent in light green color. The metallic bands of this spider had been recognized enable to reflect UVB light and used by this spider in mating displays. The size of this spider is about 3mm.

Scientific classification:
Kingdom: Animalia
Subkingdom: Eumetazoa
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Section: Dionycha
Superfamily: Salticoidea
Family: Salticidae
Subfamily: Heliophaninae
Genus: Phintella
Species : P. vittata
Binomial name : Phintella vittata (C. L. Koch, 1846)

References:
http://salticidae.org/salticid/diagnost/phintel/vittata-ph.htm
http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2008/05/01-02.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phintella


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