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
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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