Jumping Spider with Hooked Chelicerae

5mm body | July 8, 2011 | Victorio Siqueroli Park, Uberlandia, Minas Gerais, Brazil

This attractive male jumping spider has some interesting hooks on his chelicerae. Take a closer look at this crop from the image above.

Hooked chelicerae

He really has a lot going on colorwise as well. I imagine those banded front legs might be used in some sort of courtship ritual. One has to wonder if and when those hooks come into play though.

Dorsal view


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One Response to Jumping Spider with Hooked Chelicerae

  1. Neat spider. I’ve been really enjoying all of your posts, even though I don’t comment on all of them. Keep posting!!

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