Ever seen such a small, iridescent, jumping spider?ย Easy to miss among the bushes, but once you find it, you will get stuck with its beauty!ย 

The banded phintella, phintella vittata, belongs to theย family of jumping spiders (salticidae).

phintella vittata, a jumping spider

Jumping spiders are called so because they jump from one place to another, after attaching a silk filament to where they stand. Unlike other spiders, these are said to be inquisitive and may even jump on to your hands if you approach them ๐Ÿ™‚ Don’t worry, they are too tiny to harm you in any way!

Date:ย 11ย Aug 2007
Location: @ home, Kottayam, Kerala, India
Camera: Nikon D80ย + Tamron SP AF90mm f/2.8 Di Macro Lens

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