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May 12, 2023

A bold jumping spider

A bold jumping spider, common to backyards across North America, relies on its keen sense of sight to locate prey. Research shows that underfed jumping spiders lose light-sensitive cells critical to their vision.

[Research supported by U.S. National Science Foundation grants IOS 1734291, IOS 1831767, IOS 1456757 and IOS 1856241.]

Learn more in the University of Cincinnati news release Hungry eyes: Spiders lose vision when they’re starving. (Date of image: April 2023; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: May 12, 2023)

Credit: Joseph Fuqua II/UC

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