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Jumping Spider? - Evarcha hoyi

Jumping Spider? - Evarcha hoyi
Pelerin, Kent County, New Brunswick, Canada
June 1, 2008

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Evarcha perhaps?
This brings to mind female Evarcha hoyi.

Thanks Ben!
Are you using any keys or references in particular? This is one group I really enjoy and would like to learn a lot more about. Shall I leave this where it is and await further comments?

Reading material
There's a lot of good references online. Jerzy Prozynski's contains a world catalogue, with diagrams of the pedipalps and epigynum for almost all species. Unfortunately, he considers Evarcha hoyi to be a synonym of E. falcata, an Old World species.

Google Scholar returns many of the important papers for identifying salticids. The website for the Peckhamia Society includes a very large collection of pdfs too.

I'll take a more critical look at it when I get a chance. If you want to move it in the meantime, feel free.

Thanks again!
I went looking at images already posted on this site of E hoyi for both male and female and I see definite affinities to individuals I have seen here at home in both cases (I have seen and photographed what are very likely males of this species too). When I sort through the many images some time in the next few weeks, perhaps I will be able to post a few more, of both males and females. Thanks a lot for the suggestions on finding more info. I will definitely go looking.

Moving to family page for now...

Definitely a jumper
but I'm rather clueless beyond that. This one doesn't look familiar.

I have virtually no experience in spider ID, but I saw this one more than once in the same area last summer and up to several individuals.Like many of the jumping spiders, it is very attratcive when you have a close look... I will try to get more shots next summer and maybe I should collect a specimen for a key?

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