beautiful spider and prey
I live in Costa Rica. The photo attached was taken one morning when I found this lovely ruby-eyed white spider munching on a pretty butterfly. Can you identify either or both?
Mary Thorman

Hi Mary,
Without doing perhaps hours of research, the best we can give you is a very general identification. The spider is a Jumping Spider in the family Salticidae. They do not build webs and stalk prey, pouncing for the kill. The butterfly is a Brush-Footed Butterfly in the family Nymphalidae.

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2 Responses to Jumping Spider and Prey from Costa Rica

  1. dominikhofer says:

    The butterfly might be a Eresia sticta, Nymphalidae, Melitaeini, the Costa Rican Crescent. But I am not 100% sure. It looks pretty worn

  2. Iyla lopez says:

    That spider omg I have the same one what is is ppl I’m soooo curious idk they eat huge ass butterfly’s lol

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