Look deep into a jumping spider’s spotted, moving eyes

In previous posts I’ve shown the unusual spotted pattern inside some Habronattus males’ eyes, and you’ve seen the moving eyes of the transparent yellow amycine jumping spider. Here I’ll combine the two to show you what the spotted patterns look like in a living male Habronattus aztecanus.

To remind you, here is what the eye pattern looks like:HaztecanusEyeIMGP8780closeup

And now to the video.  I managed to get this video’d just yesterday, by pulling a piece of transparent plastic film over a live male to hold him down so that I could get him under the microscope. Enjoy!



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