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Jumping spider mimic by WeirdBugLady Jumping spider mimic by WeirdBugLady
Scientific expedition to Ecuador
January 2011

Subject: Not sure, probably Pyralidae or Crambidae
Location: Trout ponds near the base of the Andes

See the spots at the top of the wings, like eyes? And the stripes on the wings? I was pretty excited to see one of these in the wild. Check out the research that was done by my advisor's former grad student:
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Steven-T-H-N Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
does it have that twitchy frames missing from a film way of moving or is it just a visual mimic?
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WeirdBugLady Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
Probably. This one I saw flew away once I took the photo, but I've seen footage of similar species acting very much like jumpers.
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Steven-T-H-N Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
jumpers are my favorite spiders. so cute with there twitchy little butts.

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thank you for posting these pictures they are fascinating
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duggiehoo Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
Perhaps a Brenthia pavonacella, Peacock Brenthia or a South American cousin.
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WeirdBugLady Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
Ah yes, I forgot about the Choreutids.
I'll have to check with my advisor on this, he's the moth expert.
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Sablejade777 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
In the thumbnail view it realy dose look like a spider.
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