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Jumping Spider Meal-time - Habronattus hirsutus - female

Jumping Spider Meal-time - Habronattus hirsutus - Female
Tonopah Desert, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
April 2, 2015
Size: 8mm
These are close up images of what I think is an adult female Jumping Spider, Habronattus hirsutus, feeding on a fly. She was filmed on the hairy, outer surface of a Cardon Cactus flower and the plant name is Pachycereus pringlei. Please note that this plant is not a native of the area, but the spider is a wild native. If I find out any more information about the fly, I will post a comment or edit the text, of the last image in this series.
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Moved from Habronattus.

Female - Habronattus hirsutus
After reviewing the images of the females in this genus, I found that the abdominal patterns, hair coloring and other qualities seem to be the closest match to this female's images. She is a female Habronattus hirsutus, from Washington:

Here is another one that is very similar, but with slightly darker coloring, also from Washington: (Note the exact same striping on the carapace and again the three spots on the rear center-line and edges of her abdomen)

Also, I have images of a male of that species and I will be putting him through ID request very soon.

Moved from Jumping Spiders.

Adult Female!

Moved from Spiders.

Moved from ID Request.

These three images
are really all you need. I'd usually move these to the jumping spider page, but I'll leave them here for now until someone has a chance to look at your fly.

Lynette, I have updated the fly image and I now think that all of these images can be moved out of ID Request. If you could please help me one more time, I promise to find some more spiders! Thanks

Adult's Extra Parts
Lynette, I understand your instructions completely. However, I loaded the extra images of the abdominal area, to assist other users, when sexing their spiders. I'm going to send you more spiders very soon! Thank You!