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Spanish Jumper

Thiodina hespera

Description:

A small translucent spider with hairy legs,brown markings on a squarish thorax and with a narrow oblong,tapering abdomen which was hairy too.Found on the outside wall.

Habitat:

foothills.


1 species ID suggestions

14 Comments

Hema
Hema 5 years ago

will add a pic of retreat on leaf soon.

Hema
Hema 5 years ago

I just discovered that this guy lives on the orange tree. I saw it descend on the leaf litter on a strand of web. It also confirms that the spider retreats which i have seen on the leaves, belongs to him.

Hema
Hema 6 years ago

Thank you J. Your ID is perfect!! The link is awesome and is so close to the spotting.The similarity is great!.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 6 years ago

Wonderful, Jemma!

Hema
Hema 6 years ago

You are very welcome!Nice to see you back after so long.

KarenP
KarenP 6 years ago

Thanks for sharing your photo technique, Jemma. That's how I get my closeup's now- close distance (when possible) an cut and crop. Lighting is key.

Hema
Hema 6 years ago

Karen,this is not a macro lens,but a shot taken from a very close distance with no zoom. After that it was cut and crop.
Jumping spiders are awesome. They are friendly. They look at you. Best subjects.
Having good light is another advantage,
Hope this helps!

KarenP
KarenP 6 years ago

I LOVE the detail in this photo! Are you using a macro lens? Now I'm motivated to get a better close up lens. Thanks for posting.

Hema
Hema 6 years ago

thank you forest Dragon. The brown patches and the eyes ,blend in! Good observation!

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 6 years ago

This is definitely a Jumping Spider. You can tell by the eye arrangement.
http://bugguide.net/node/view/1962

I am not sure of the species at this time. Great macros!

Hema
Hema 6 years ago

jumping spider?

C.Sydes
C.Sydes 6 years ago

don't lynx spiders need bristles at right angles to their legs, or is that just a feature of my local ones. This spider just looks hairy

Hema
Hema 6 years ago

any chances this is a lynx spider?

Concord, California, USA

Lat: 37.97, Long: -122.00

Spotted on Apr 11, 2013
Submitted on Apr 11, 2013

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