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Photo#255317
lynx spider - Hamataliwa grisea

lynx spider - Hamataliwa grisea
tucson, pima County, Arizona, USA
February 25, 2009
Size: 4mm body length
This is likely a member of Hamataliwa. I previously submitted images of an individual that looks very similar: . Are both the same species?

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lynx spider - Hamataliwa grisea lynx spider - Hamataliwa grisea

Moved
Moved from Hamataliwa.

Moved
Moved from Jumping Spiders.

Moved
Moved from Spiders.

Beautiful spider!
Fantastic find... truly amazing! And as always, very well documented.

My guess would be Hamataliwa as the genus too, but I really am not familiar with Lynx spiders, so as everyone else says: wait for someone more knowledgeable.


That said, this is a jumping spider mimic if I have ever seen one! Just look at the thumbnail for the first, anterior view of the face!

That white band with two dark spots above has to be some form of salticid mimicry... right?

That thumbnail is really reminiscent of several Phidippus species or even a Platycryptus female.

 
Astute observation!
The two dark spots on his/her face do look like jumper eyes. Do you think it mainly eats other jumpers? I did find this individual on a part of my fence frequented by other jumping spiders like metaphidippus and pelegrinas.

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