Could Jumping spiders be interested in cannibalistic behavior?


A male jumping spider from another species made a fatal mistake when he approached a female who wasn't in his family to mate, which ultimately led to a pointless death.

In a new study on the cannibalistic behavior of jumping spiders, males were found to be at risk of dying if they approached the wrong female or a female of a different species. I recently read an article by Jason Bittel in National Geographic with the title "For Jumping Spiders, Choosing the Wrong Mate Turns Deadly."

After seeing an intriguing phenomenon where a jumping spider eats another jumping spider recently, I became interested in this case. I have never seen anything like it before in my life. Will Arachnids practice cannibalism as well? So my curiosity has been satiated by the piece I referenced above.

I'm attempting to identify the species in the photographs below, but it appears to be a female Hyllus semicupreus killing a male Cosmophasis lami.

Have you encountered the same thing that I did? It would be quite fascinating for us to talk about this here if you have had a similar experience.












All of the images here are my own work, taken with Xiaomi POCO NFC smartphone and an assembled external macro lens.


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