24 June 2013

Monday macrobug: Jumping spiders that “Attack the Block”

Posted by Callan Bentley

A few weeks ago, I started seeing a new kind of jumping spider around our house. It was distinctive primarily because of its iridescent green chelicerae (think of them as “jaws”). I took a couple of blurry shots, but nothing I considered good enough for “Monday macrobug” treatment…

These spiders reminded me of the unique design for the alien invaders in the fun movie Attack the Block:

Clearly, they all go to the same tailor.

Then I saw another one, and got him (her?) to pose in a way that allowed me to focus in:

What a cool animal!