Baton Rouge, Brookhollow Drive, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, USA April 6, 2008 Size: body length 3.4 mm.
In April 2008, I received my new Canon 40D and rushed outside with a sweep net to find a test subject. I shortly collected a small non-descript Salticid and ran some test shots. Some time later, closer examination of these images suggested a more interesting creature than I had initially supposed. Unfortunately, I had failed to photograph key
features that might lead to a positive ID, and the specimen was no longer available.
Visible features suggest an adult male Zygoballus. If this is correct, it does not match Z. rufipes or Z. sexpunctatus. This leaves Z. nervosus. I could find no images of an adult male Z. nervousa, but the white stripe beneath the eyes is similar to that seen on some BG images of a female Z. nervosus. If it is a subadult Zygoballus, I suppose it might be any of the three species know for the US. If it is not Zygoballus, suggestions as to the correct genus would be of great interest to us.
Comments/confirmation/correction would be most welcome.
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