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Jumping Spider (Male)

Habronattus calcaratus maddisoni

Description:

By far the most amazing spider I have photographed to date. It took forever to figure an ID on this one -- but the community here finally came through. I have photographed several Habronattus spiders before, but Never one so beautiful, and yet difficult to ID. For a sense of scale, in the first pic, he's standing at the open edge of a soft cover novel -- pretty small!

Habitat:

On a book near a chokecherry bush in a small clearing in a diverse forest.

Notes:

The book was one of my faves: George R.R. Martin's Game of Thrones.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Jumping Spider (Male)
Habronattus calcaratus maddisoni Subspecies Habronattus calcaratus maddisoni - BugGuide.Net


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19 Comments

Andrea Lim
Andrea Lim 6 years ago

What a fantastic series of photos TKBotting!

Uday
Uday 7 years ago

welcome TKBotting! :)

Sumukha Javagal
Sumukha Javagal 7 years ago

Most welcome..! You have got yourselves a gorgeous jumper.. Congrats..!

TKBotting
TKBotting 7 years ago

Amazing!!!! Thank you Sumukha Javagal and Uday! I had the hardest time with this one!

Sumukha Javagal
Sumukha Javagal 7 years ago

@Uday, You did al the job..! I just found out there was a subspecie in it. Tats al..:-)

Uday
Uday 7 years ago

:))
finally u found exact id..
congrats ssumukha!

Sumukha Javagal
Sumukha Javagal 7 years ago

Spot on Uday..! This is a subspecies of Habronattus calcaratus , which is found in Canada. See my suggestion once and confirm..:-)

Sumukha Javagal
Sumukha Javagal 7 years ago

Searched for this one Uday, but Phlegra hentzi is quite different from this one.. I will search further..:-)

Uday
Uday 7 years ago

amazing macro!
probably Phlegra hentzi as it found in canada
but no one before captured it with great details.

AlRunkel
AlRunkel 7 years ago

Awesome photo, but unfortunately I have no idea what species it is...

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 7 years ago

Sumukha Javagal and Chun Xing Wong could help you ID this spotting. They are knowledgeable on spiders. Nice little jumper.

TKBotting
TKBotting 7 years ago

Anyone know what this guy is?

JillBlack
JillBlack 7 years ago

Great photos

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 7 years ago

So many different colors and patterns on this one. Lovely!

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 7 years ago

Great photo! #3 looks like a skunk. I erased my message to you by accident. I am butterfingers today. Congrats on a great macro and now I can see your flickr photos too. LOL

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 7 years ago

OOPS! Yes, I just saw that it was. I am use to TK. I found you on flickr. HA!

TKBotting
TKBotting 7 years ago

Carol... that's my pic... the same exposure! Hahahaha.

TKBotting
TKBotting 7 years ago

Thanks Carol. He sure is a looker--you'd think an ID would come quickly with such striking characteristics, but he got me puzzled...

TKBotting
Spotted by
TKBotting

Ontario, Canada

Lat: 45.90, Long: -80.14

Spotted on May 20, 2012
Submitted on Sep 20, 2012

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