Jumping Spider
  Habronattus hirsutus


Habronattus jumping spider
I had just landed on Antelope Island and gotten out of my car to walk
a little when I thought I saw a
beetle on a dead bush. lt turned out to be
this good-sized female Habronattus hirsutus.
  I had never seen
a Habronattus this large so I thought it had to be a Phidippus.
Wrong. © Carol Davis 6-1-2016


Habronattus species of jumping spider
This spider was pretty close to the ground so I was not able to get a full facial
shot. Once it got used to
me shoving my camera near it, it settled in to finish
 its lunch.  
I was told by a nice man, Tim Manolis, that this was not a Phidippus
jumping spider but indeed a Habronattus. Thanks, Tim.  © Carol Davis 6-1-2016

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