Anyone know what this spider might be?

Discussion in 'Celebrate Biodiversity' started by Imperfect Ending, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. Imperfect Ending

    Imperfect Ending Active Member

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    It's my first time seeing it ever.
    Found it in Burbank, California ( 10 minutes away from Downtown Los Angeles )
     

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    togata57 Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Whoa nelly!!!! Gorgeous!
    Gotta be some kind of wolf spider.
    Suggest searching this marvelous site:

    http://bugguide.net

    Thought for a moment it might be a male Phidippus johnsoni, redbacked jumping spider, but they are tiny---unlike yours!
     
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    togata57 Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Hmm. Your spider bears resemblance to jumping spiders...Habronattus decorus, for example...but yours is, as previously noted, MUCH larger than H. decorus' 6 mm. length. Whatever its identity, eyes and chelicerae of that size indicate that it makes its living by observing and LEAPING onto its prey. And grasping it tightly.

    I think that you should submit your photo to BugGuide's ID department. They could not be anything but happy to see your photos, esp. #1---would gladden the heart of any Araneae-lover!

    Just in time for Halloween...take a look at this face.
    WARNING: Brace yourself.
    http://bugguide.net/node/view/255238
     

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