Spot the jumping spider!

Reader Tony Eales in Australia sent us a “spot the. . . ” puzzle. His notes are indented:

I love the complex habitats on things as seemingly bare as tree trunks. The dark resinous rough grooved bark of Ironbark trees have many masters of camouflage. One is this dark little jumping spider.

By now you should know that jumping spiders are in the family Salticidae, and are often called “salticids”.

Can you spot it?  I would call this “pretty hard.” Answer at 11 a.m. Chicago time.

10 Comments

  1. GBJames
    Posted September 14, 2017 at 7:48 am | Permalink

    I got this one.

  2. Đani Stojanov
    Posted September 14, 2017 at 7:53 am | Permalink

    spotted after magnifying the image. Hard one though.

  3. GregZ
    Posted September 14, 2017 at 8:12 am | Permalink

    Finally, one I could spot without much difficulty.

  4. infiniteimprobabilit
    Posted September 14, 2017 at 8:13 am | Permalink

    I spotted it too.

    Well, actually I spotted two of them. Which is kinda disconcerting…

    cr

  5. rickflick
    Posted September 14, 2017 at 8:14 am | Permalink

    Wearing shades and cowlick hair.

  6. gravelinspector-Aidan
    Posted September 14, 2017 at 8:18 am | Permalink

    Thought I had it from the apparent line of eyes near middle-top, but on magnification it’s not that. Found it (one?) on the magnified image though, by the two obvious eyes.

  7. Ken Elliott
    Posted September 14, 2017 at 8:38 am | Permalink

    I got lucky. The double click through to the higher resolution photo landed directly on the ebon cutie.

  8. Mark Sturtevant
    Posted September 14, 2017 at 8:45 am | Permalink

    That is pretty good! Thanks for sharing this.

  9. Dragon
    Posted September 14, 2017 at 8:53 am | Permalink

    When I had the image larger, the spider was right where I began looking.

  10. Posted September 14, 2017 at 9:55 am | Permalink

    The eyes jumped right out at me.


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