Most colorful spider ever
If you are a spider lover like me, then this is a critter you don't want to miss. Meet Chrysilla volupe, truly a sight to behold:
Probably one of the most colorful (if not the most colorful spider) out there:
Here's some basic info about them if you want to learn more. I will leave some links at the end of the post in case you want to learn more:
Chrysilla volupe is a jumping spider that occirs in several countries in South Asia, including Sri Lanka, India, Nepal, and Bhutan.
Male individuals are quite small, measuring in at only 5.44 mm long and 1.76 mm and have a carapace in reddish orange color with two iridescent blue stripes.
On the other hand, females of the species are even smaller, measuring 2.61 mm long and 0.88 mm wide, featuring a greyish carapace with grey eyebrows, and all of their legs are yellow in color.
Interestingly, females were described 139 years after the species was first described by Karsch in 1879. Until 2018, only males had been identified and described. Which makes sense considering how small they are. And females are even smaller, with earthly colors so probably invisible to the naked eye, especially when blending with their natural environment!
Other than their amazing looks I don't think there's anything else interesting to say about the species so I'll rehashing the information I found on other websites 🤣
P.S: While writing this post I remember about mirror spiders. Click here for a mind blow 🤯
References and more info
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