A male Epeus triangulopalpis spider is patiently waiting to capture its prey in Tehatta, West Bengal, India. This spider belongs to the Salticidae family, also known as jumping spiders. They are commonly found on large-leaved plants or shrubs in rainforests, as well as in gardens throughout South-East Asia. The female spiders can grow up to 7-9 mm in length, while the males range from 6-9 mm. The males are easily recognizable by the V-shaped crest of long, raised hairs on their heads, resembling a mohawk.
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