Portraits of Singapore

Some day, when I can play the violin and have the tangle of cables behind my desk dusted and organized, I’ll learn how to paint in oils, and I’ll do formal posed portraits of jumping spiders in book-filled studies or luxurious garden backdrops. In the meantime here is the unusually proportioned Cocalus, from Singapore.

Cocalus female. Note the long palps, the low position of the lateral eyes, and the big posterior median eyes. She’s a spartaeine.

And here are, respectively (from top left, across and down), the alien Viciria, the grumpy Pancorius, the direct Parabathippus, the fabulous Chrysilla, the spooky Portia, and the self-assured Hyllus.

Portraits of Singaporean jumping spiders


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