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UV Bird Dung Spider (Pasilobus sp.) by melvynyeo UV Bird Dung Spider (Pasilobus sp.) by melvynyeo
Yet another post of the beautiful spider... this time a mixture of flash and uv light. Taken in the dark with UV light for 20secs and a rear sync flash to mix some normal light in.

Quote rsbl.royalsocietypublishing.or...
The evolution of fluorescence is largely unexplored, despite the newfound occurrence of this phenomenon in a variety of organisms. We document that spiders fluoresce under ultraviolet illumination, and find that the expression of this trait varies greatly among taxa in this species-rich group. All spiders we examined possess fluorophores in their haemolymph, but bright fluorescence appears to result when a spider sequesters fluorophores in its setae or cuticle. By sampling widely across spider taxa, we determine that fluorescent expression is labile and has evolved multiple times. Moreover, examination of the excitation and emission properties of extracted fluorophores reveals that spiders possess multiple fluorophores and that these differ among some families, indicating that novel fluorophores have evolved during spider diversification. Because many spiders fluoresce in wavelengths visible to their predators and prey (birds and insects), we propose that natural selection imposed by predator–prey interactions may drive the evolution of fluorescence in spiders.
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Alphora Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
incredibly gorgeous
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o-Oxalis-o Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2015  Hobbyist
It looks like a alien!
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alennzg Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Student Photographer
OMG!
Looks like an alien!
Beautiful!
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AmbivalentLotophage Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
That looks cool.
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MyHeadWonders Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
WOW!
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BEllebasi Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome Love 
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StaticEvolution Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Phazon Spider.
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DarkTailss Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, too true
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CraftyFlareon Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow!!! such a bright blue :O
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thealdor64 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
incredible, looks like something from pacific rim
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HallacMansur Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
adorable
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ShiZniT3 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
Holy Fuck-ShittleZ!!!1
So bluuuuuuueee...........
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:iconmelvynyeo:
melvynyeo Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
The blue is due to UV light :) Thank you! :)
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RainbowMarimo Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THAT is a spider? Wow!
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:iconmelvynyeo:
melvynyeo Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
Thank you! :)
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zergmarex Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
That is exactly what I thought
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Ilia-erfer Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
the really beauty of this worlddeviantART 
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
Thank you! :)
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dalantech Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Incredible image my friend!
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
Thank you! :)
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