Helpis minitabunda - Aussie bronze jumping spider

I can’t help but think taxonomists should be having more fun with the jumping spider genus Helpis.

Like, Helpis coming. Or, Helpis movethiscouch.

photo details:
Canon MP-E 65mm 1-5x macro lens on a Canon EOS 7D
ISO 200, f/13, 1/200 sec
diffuse twin flash

12 thoughts on “Helpis”

    1. Haha! good one, but surely the spelling would be “H. obiuanchenobii” ?

      I suggest H. analbum for a non-white species (also contains, besides the Beatles pun, a slightly naughty pronunciation variant aswell 😉

  1. Marc "Teleutotje" Van der Stappen

    Helpis somethingyouwantwhenyouareinaproblematicsituationbutthatmostofthetimecomestoolateanddoesntsolveanythinganymore

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  3. Nice photo Myrmecos,

    May i ask how you are diffusing your twin flash? Getting such soft lighting in the eyes i find is just as complex as taking a quality photo.

    Cheers Rob

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