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Unusual jumping spider - Poultonella alboimmaculata

Unusual jumping spider - Poultonella alboimmaculata
Crowley, Tarrant County, Texas, USA
June 3, 2016
Identifying jumping spiders is a hobby of mine, but this little guy has me stumped. Took this at a gas station. I didn't really have time to observe it closely, but I did notice that there didn't seem to be a visible break between the cephalothorax and the abdomen. This coupled with the seemingly "bald" spot above the right eye has me wondering about what the white coloring actually is.

Moved from Jumping Spiders. Two species from this genus in North America and this one fits the description perfectly. Very poorly known genus so this was a great find!

Oh wow! That's actually very
Oh wow! That's actually very exciting news! Thank you for taking the time to find that information.

I'm glad you posted your pic
I'm glad you posted your pic also, now we both have our own genus! haha! don't we feel special :)

Moved back for now
Moved from Tutelina. I'm doing a little research and I think this might be a Poultonella which is a new genus for the Guide rather than a Tutelina.

Moved from Spiders. I've moved this one here because of . Both are from Texas.

Moved from ID Request.

Moldy Jumper?
I'm sorry about this, but I have been looking at Jumping Spiders all day today and if I'm right, your image is headed for this category: Fungus-ridden Spiders
Please wait for an expert. WELCOME TO BUGGUIDE!!!!!!!

Oh no... poor thing. Well
Oh no... poor thing.

Well, thanks for the info!

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