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Photo#44957
Hawaii Spider

Hawaii Spider
Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA
March 11, 2006
Size: 6mm
I spent a good half-hour trying to find a similar specimen in the image repository. Unfortunately, my untrained eye remains as such as I was unable to find a suitable match. Hence, this request for ID.

These spiders appear to spend most of the daylight hours on the wood siding around the perimeter of my house, almost exclusively on the East and North sides of the house, which are the recipients of the majority of the day's sunlight.

They're small (~6mm), easily approachable and not skittish in nature.

It
appears to be a subadult male Menemerus, but unsure of species because of the island thing again.
Your description of their behavior and habitat is typical for the mainland species as well, except for the "easily approachable and not skittish in nature."

Jumping Spider
beyond that I don't know.

 
I caught a whiff...
...of some resemblance in that group during my scan, but continued on by in hopes of finding a closer match...
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WaikoloaBill Abides

 
No Promises
Menemerus bivittatus is common in Hawaii, and I've had a prof. identify a specimen nearly identical to yours as such on a nature walk in the islands. Male, from the width of the abdomen.

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