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owlet moth
owlet moth
Valley Center, San Diego County, California, USA
June 24, 2017

beetle
beetle
Valley Center, San Diego County, California, USA
June 24, 2017
Size: apx. 2mm
I have a more horizontal shot if that helps.

Metaphidippus manni female (versus Pelegrina)? - female
Metaphidippus manni female (versus Pelegrina)? - Female
Mendocino National Forest, Mill Creek Campground, Colusa County, California, USA
June 22, 2017
Size: 6 mm
5 of 5 images of this specimen.
Ventral view of intact epigynum.

beetle
beetle
Valley Center, San Diego County, California, USA
June 24, 2017
Size: apx. 2mm
I have a shot right as it is taking flight if that might help.

Metaphidippus manni female (versus Pelegrina)? - female
Metaphidippus manni female (versus Pelegrina)? - Female
Mendocino National Forest, Mill Creek Campground, Colusa County, California, USA
June 22, 2017
Size: 6 mm
4 of 5 images of this specimen.

Metaphidippus manni female (versus Pelegrina)? - female
Metaphidippus manni female (versus Pelegrina)? - Female
Mendocino National Forest, Mill Creek Campground, Colusa County, California, USA
June 22, 2017
Size: 6 mm
3 of 5 images of this specimen.

beetle
beetle
Valley Center, San Diego County, California, USA
June 24, 2017
Size: apx. 10mm
Carabidae? Super quick... running around constantly until it ran into a moth and then fell off the sheet and I lost it.

Metaphidippus manni female (versus Pelegrina)? - female
Metaphidippus manni female (versus Pelegrina)? - Female
Mendocino National Forest, Mill Creek Campground, Colusa County, California, USA
June 22, 2017
Size: 6 mm
2 of 5 images of this specimen.

Metaphidippus manni female (versus Pelegrina)? - female
Metaphidippus manni female (versus Pelegrina)? - Female
Mendocino National Forest, Mill Creek Campground, Colusa County, California, USA
June 22, 2017
Size: 6 mm
1 of 5 images of this specimen.
I beat this adult female salticid from manzanita. I think several features favor "Metaphidippus" manni over a Pelegrina, including the relatively smooth carapace, lack of white scales between the AMEs, "weak" epigynal flaps, and (surprisingly?) a few white scales on the base of the chelicerae. However, I still struggle with Metaphidippus versus Pelegrina females at times and would appreciate any advice or tips on how to separate them... In this case, a lateral view of the epigynum (hard to photograph) seemed to show a raised area behind the flaps, which made me worry about Pelegrina...

wasp
wasp
Valley Center, San Diego County, California, USA
June 24, 2017
Size: apx. 6mm
Attracted to mercury vapor light

 
 
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