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Photo taken at Tamilnadu, India

I came across this strange guy today at my classroom in Tamil Nadu, India. It is a spider which is not very much bigger than an ant but with an artistic body. He has 8 legs, but the two on the front are raised above his head, just like a crab does. Can anyone identify this little guy?

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Anyone identify this little guy?

That is a Siler semiglaucus, which is a type of jumping spider. It has the nickname of "metallic jumper", and can be found all throughout India, Indonesia, Philippines, and Thailand.

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He has 8 legs, but the two on the front is raised above his head, just like a crab does.

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Here is a wonderful collection of more images, which also includes locations of discovery.

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