Jumping Spider  (three photos)
Tutelina similis

pregnant gray jumping spider
I saw this little female jumping spider next to the path at Pineview Reservoir. She was upside-down spinning
a web beneath a leaf. As I walked by her to get a better view, she fell to the ground. I must have come in
contact with a silk line stretch across the path.  © Carol Davis, 6-21-2015


little gray jumping spider
I think she was attempting to make a retreat where she could lay her eggs since she is pretty
darn plump. © Carol Davis 6-21-2015

hairless gray jumping spider with striped legs
I don't recall ever seeing a spider like this one, with those cute little striped legs and gray color over all.
After much research on this jumper, I know it is a Tutelina species.  Tutelina similis has been found in Utah
according to this article.  Tolweb has some photos of a female of this species.  Update: as of this evening
(June 24) it has been confirmed by Bugguide that this is a Tutelina similis. Yes! © Carol Davis 6-21-2015


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